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.

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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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For the first time, 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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Golden State Stimulus

If you qualify for the CalEITC you likely qualify for the Golden State Stimulus!

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You may be eligible!

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

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.

FAQ: Tax Filing & Stimulus

ITIN -- Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers -- holders are not eligible for the federal EITC - however ITIN filers are eligible for the CalEITC credit for the first time ever. Learn more here.

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 $15,820 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 here.

If you are eligible for the CalEITC and you have a child who is under 6 years old as of December 31, 2020, then you qualify for the Young Child Tax Credit. The YCTC amount is up to $1000.

If you earned under $30,001 in 2020, you likely qualify for the Golden State Stimulus. Find if you qualify for the CalEITC here. Make sure to claim the CalEITC this tax season to receive your payment. That’s all you need to do!

If you file taxes with an ITIN and you earned $75,000 or less in 2020, you can receive a $600 payment, even if you don’t qualify for the CalEITC. 

If you file taxes with an ITIN and qualify for the CalEITC, you can receive a one-time payment of $1200. Learn more about claiming the CalEITC as an ITIN holder.

Learn more about the GSS here.

  • You qualify for a $1,400 stimulus check if you earned up to $75,000 in 2020 ($150,000 if married and filing jointly).
  • If you earned up to $80,000 in 2020 ($160,000 if married and filing jointly), you will be eligible for a reduced check. 
  • Each dependent on your tax return also qualifies for $1,400. 
  • Citizen spouses and children living in mixed-status families are also eligible.

Learn more here.

The American Rescue Plan act made changes to the credit for 2021. 

  • You qualify for the federal child tax credit if you have a child, both you and your child have a Social Security number, and you made less than $200,000 a year ($400,000 if married and filing jointly). 
  • If your child is under 6, you qualify for a tax credit of up to $3600.
  • If your child is between 6 and 17, you  qualify for a tax credit of up to $3,000. 
  • If you earn over $75,000 a year ($150,000 if married and filing jointly), you will receive a smaller credit of $2,000 per child. 
  • Parents who have no income also qualify.

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