California Earned Income Tax Credit (CALEITC)

CalEITC is a cash back credit that puts money back into the pockets of California’s working families and individuals. The Purpose of this credit is to supplement the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). 

United Ways across California have partnered with CalEITC4ME in order to help hardworking Californians, receive the tax credit they may qualify for. This tax season, CalEITC will be available to approximately 1.7 million eligible families. 

The CalEITC4ME is a statewide outreach campaign to encourage low-income individuals, families, and seniors to claim the newly passed state income tax credit.  In addition to a targeted outreach effort designed to reach previous and new taxpayers through trusted community partners, CALEITC4ME is embarking on an effort to increase awareness and availability for free tax preparation.

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Young Child Tax Credit

The new Young Child Tax Credit is an additional tax credit available to CalEITC-eligible families with children under the age of 6. Like CalEITC, YCTC phases out as income rises. An estimated 400,000 families may be eligible to claim the YCTC. That could include you!