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Are You a Part-Time Worker? You May Qualify for Tax Credits!

If you work part-time, you may qualify for cash back tax credits! There are two important tax credits to be aware of if you’re a part-time worker in California.

As an Orange County resident, you might be eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (also known as the CalEITC). This cash back tax credit can be claimed by individuals who made less than $30,000 in 2020 and meet the following criteria:

  •       You are a U.S. Citizen or a resident alien
  •       You won’t file as married filing separately
  •       You have income from working for someone (or for yourself!)

Many part-time workers meet these requirements. Those who qualify for the CalEITC may also qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This tax credit has a higher max income to qualify: $57,000.

On average, taxpayers who qualify for the EITC and CalEITC put hundreds, or even thousands of dollars back in their pocket during tax season. Many part-time workers are unaware that they qualify for these cash back opportunities and never claim them.

Don’t miss out on big savings and cash back tax credits this tax season! Make sure you’re taking advantage of the credits available to you by scheduling your free tax appointment at an OC Free Tax Prep location near you!

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