Link to an explainer video about the Cal EITC, a tax credit for working Californians.

CalEITC

The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and the Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) are state tax credits for working Californians. If you qualify, you may see a reduced tax bill or a bigger refund.

Use this calculator to see if you qualify.

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This includes wages, salaries, tips, and other employee compensation if such amounts are subject to California withholding. It also includes money you earned from self-employment.
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Californians who file their taxes with an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) including undocumented Californians, can qualify for the CalEITC and YCTC. Learn more here.

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Find out if you qualify for the CalEITC and discover additional resources.

Tiene hijos menores de 6 años

Have kids under 6 years old?

If you qualify for CalEITC and have a child under the age of 6, you may also qualify for a refundable tax credit of up to $1000 through the Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC). If you qualify, you may see a reduced tax bill or a bigger refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) holders are not eligible for the federal EITC, however ITIN filers are eligible for the CalEITC credit for the first time ever. Learn more about ITIN filers.

If you file your taxes with a Social Security Number, in most cases, you will be eligible for the federal EITC if you are eligible for the CalEITC. If you are between the ages of 25 and 65, are single and have no dependents, you must make less than $21,430 to qualify for the federal EITC. 

If you are married filing jointly, are between the ages of 25 and 65, and have no dependents, you must make $21,710 or less to qualify for the federal EITC. If you have dependents and qualify for the CalEITC, you will also qualify for the federal EITC. 

Learn more about the Federal EITC.

If you are eligible for the CalEITC and you have a child who is under 6 years old as of December 31, 2021, then you qualify for the Young Child Tax Credit. The YCTC amount is up to $1000.

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