The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Californians especially hard. If you are one of the millions of Californians receiving unemployment insurance payments this year, you could qualify for the CalEITC if you worked at any point in 2020.

The refundable tax credit amount you can get depends on your income and the size of your family. 

  • Individuals can get up to $243. 
  • If you have any children or dependents, you can get more. If you have one child, you can get up to $1,626. Larger families qualify for more. 
  • If you have a child younger than 6 years old, you can get up to an additional $1,000 from the Young Child Tax Credit.

Use our calculator to find out if you are eligible and estimate the amount of your credit.

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