California Earned Income Tax Credit California Earned Income Tax Credit

​​It's your money! Get it!

The Department of Community Services and Development encourages Californians earning under $30,000 a year to file their taxes to claim the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), a cash back tax credit, and receive a larger tax refund.


Jennifer Siebel Newsom, first partner of California, encourages everyone to learn more about the expanded CalEITC and new Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC). For more information, please visit: and



Jennifer Siebel Newsom, la primera pareja de California, anima a todos a informarse más sobre la expansión del CalEITC y el nuevo YCTC.  Para más información visita: y

Know It!

State and federal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) are cash back tax refunds for working Californians. In 2020, more individuals and families than ever are eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit, with over $1 billion in refunds available for working Californians earning under $30,000 a year! With the combined state and federal credits, qualifying families can receive hundreds, even thousands, back just by filing their taxes. That's money you can use for rent, utilities, groceries, and other important expenses. And, if you qualify for CalEITC and have children under the age six, this year you could receive $1,000 from the Young Child Tax Credit. Visit to learn more!


Earn It!

The amount of cash back tax credits you qualify for depends on your income and your family size. You may qualify for the state and federal EITC and not even know it! Under CalEITC, individuals and families earning less than $30,000 may qualify for a cash back tax credit.  Visit​ to  calculate your cash back tax credit.


Get It!​

To get your cash back tax credits, simply file your 2019 state and federal tax returns. Don't pay to have your taxes prepared for you! Visit your local volunteer tax preparation center to receive no-cost tax assistance. Visit and use the Free Tax Prep Finder to locate the IRS certified tax preparation center near you that can help you keep all of your EITC and Cal EITC cash back tax credits.

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