You may qualify for a new Foster Youth Tax Credit (FYTC) of up to $1,117 if

  • You were in the California foster care system on or after your 13th birthday AND
  • you are between the ages of 18 and 25 at the end of the tax year
  • you claim the CalEITC
  • and were placed through the California foster care system.

To claim this credit, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) must verify your foster youth status using a statewide database.

Need help filing your taxes? Realized you missed this credit on your tax forms? Reach out to our trusted partners so they can help you amend your return and get your money for free. There’s still time to file!

Get free help for foster youth from our Community Connect partners John Burton Advocates for Youth and The Community College Foundation.