If you are like many Californians, despite working hard, you may still have a hard time making ends meet. Did you know there are benefits that you may be eligible for? 

Don’t miss out on these benefits that you have earned — benefits that help put food on the table, give you better access to health care, and even provide education if you have kids. 

Discover which programs are available and how to get started.

You may also be eligible for the California Earned Income tax Credit. 

The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) is a refundable tax credit that can reduce the amount of taxes you owe or increase your tax refund. The way the CalEITC works is simple. If you’re working for a low wage, you get money back based on how much you earned and how many children you have. 

Receiving the CalEITC will not affect your eligibility for any other public benefits.

No Social Security number? No problem! For the first time, taxpayers with an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number), including undocumented immigrants, are now eligible for the CalEITC and Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC).

Tax credits, like the CalEITC, YCTC and EITC, are not considered public benefits.

To find out if you are eligible and estimate the amount of your credit, use our EITC Calculator.

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