Since 2014, Pars Equality Center (Pars) has operated no-cost Tax Preparation Programs for low-income participants in San Jose and Los Angeles in conjunction with our local IRS offices. The agency assists participants in preparing their annual tax returns and helps eligible candidates apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Over the 2021 Tax season, Pars has achieved remarkable results in the agency’s free Tax Preparation and EITC Programs. Pars has filed 262 and 180 tax returns in our Los Angeles and San Jose centers respectively. Our tax clients have successfully obtained $513,767 in federal tax refunds, $95,403 in State refunds, and $94,640 in EITC.
These achievements were made possible by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who worked diligently to meet clients virtually and in-person to prepare tax returns, free of charge.