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Are You Eligible for California’s Earned Income Tax Credit?

Mar 04, 2021    |   Child Care Business Tools

It’s tax season, and for some working families that could mean hundreds or thousands of dollars back in their pocket through the California Earned Income Tax Credit.

You may qualify for this tax credit if you or your spouse is:

  • A worker with an income of $30,000 or less

  • A worker who files taxes with an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) or a Social Security Number (SSN). Either is fine.

  • Self-employed (form 1099) and/or a cash earner

Workers with children under age six may also qualify for the Young Child Tax Credit—and receive up to an additional $1,000.

The CalEITC and Young Child Tax Credits are in addition to the federal EITC credits. The average combined credit a family receives is $3,000, but some families will receive up to $8,053. Workers can file online for free, or schedule an appointment for help with filing, here. The deadline to file is April 15th, 2021.

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