You can still file online for free to get your refund

Tax Prep Events Postponed due to COVID-19

In light of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order on California’s COVID-19 response, Golden State Opportunity (GSO) and the CalEITC4Me campaign are temporarily suspending our scheduled free tax preparation events until further notice.

In the meantime, you can still file your taxes safely from home for free and claim the refund cash that you’ve earned. Here’s how: 

  • Go to getyourrefund.org and schedule a call to file your taxes with the help of IRS-trained volunteers.
  • Use the IRS free file tool to find a free online service to file your taxes.

Frequently asked questions

If you’re 18 or older, or have a qualifying dependent, and you made less than $30,000 in 2019, you will qualify for the CalEITC when you file your state tax return. Use our free CalEITC4Me calculator to find out how much money you could get back.

In most cases, yes. If you are single and have no dependents and are between the ages of 18 and 65, you must make $15,570 or less to qualify for the federal EITC. If you are married filing jointly, are between the ages of 18 and 65, and have no dependents, you must make $21,370 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.

Between the CalEITC, the federal EITC, and the Young Child Tax Credit the most a family could receive is $8,053.

 

Yes! You qualify. If you are age 65 or younger, do not have any dependents, and meet the income requirements, you are eligible. If you have dependents and meet the income requirements, your age is not a factor in eligibility.

Yes! 1099 income counts for both the federal EITC, the CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit.

 

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