CALEITC

California Earned Income Tax Credit (CALEITC)

 

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United Ways across California have teamed up with CalEITC in order to help hard working Californians receive the tax credit they deserve. California Earned Income Tax Credit-  (CALEITC4ME) is an unprecedented statewide outreach campaign to encourage lower income Californians to claim the newly passed state earned income tax credit as well as the federal 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 the awareness about and availability of free tax preparation and is developing public/private partnerships to minimize unscrupulous practices that result in low income individuals and families losing too much of their precious earnings to paid tax preparers and high-fee check cashing agencies.

Earn It

The Earned Income Tax Credit is a reward for work to California's working families and individuals. This tax season, the CalEITC will benefit 600,000 families and the federal EITC will benefit 4 million families.

Am I Eligible?

You may be eligible for the CalEITC if:

  • You have earned income within certain limits (see link below), AND
  • You, your spouse, and any qualifying children each have a social security number (SSN), AND
  • You do not use the “married/RDP filing separate” filing status, AND
  • You lived in California for more than half the tax year 
 

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