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CLAIM EARNED INCOME TAX CREDITS

With the Federal and California Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC), you may qualify for cash back!

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR CASH BACK

If you earned less than $58,000, you may be eligible to claim up to $6,728 in federal EITC. And if you earned less than $30,000, you may also be eligible for up to $3,160 in California EITC.

Eligible families must file their tax returns in order to claim the federal and state EITC – a benefit for working people who have low to moderate income.

A tax credit means more money in your pocket. It reduces the amount of tax you owe and may also give you a refund. Families may receive hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars between these two credits! That’s money you can use for rent, school tuition, utilities, groceries, and other expenses.

What would you do with extra money?

The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), along with a similar federal credit, can result in hundreds or even thousands of extra dollars. California residents who made less than $30,000 may be eligible for up to $3,160 depending on income and family size. The amount of CalEITC you may be eligible for depends on how much money you earn from work. Use our calculator to find out how much money you could get back. Children in families receiving the tax credits do better in school, are likelier to attend college, and can be expected to earn more as adults.

KNOW IT. EARN IT. GET IT!

Use our calculator to estimate how much cash-back you may qualify to claim when filing your 2021 tax return.

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HOW MUCH CASH BACK DO YOU QUALIFY FOR?

How Much Cash Back Do You Qualify For?

California EITC
$0
Federal EITC
$0
Young Child Tax Credit
$0

Note: This is an estimated report based on the information you provided in the calculator. It's possible your results will vary when you fill out your tax return. Other income or expenses not accounted for above (including, but not limited to, unemployment income, alimony and moving expenses), could change the amount of, or affect your eligibility to claim these credits.

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5%

First, let’s confirm a few details about you

Are you a U.S. citizen or resident alien with a valid Social Security Number?


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10%

Do you have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)?


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15%

Are you at least 18 years old?


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20%

Now, we need to know a few details about your household

Did you live in the U.S. for more than 6 months in 2021?


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30%

Did you live in California for more than 6 months in 2021?


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40%

How many qualifying children do you have? i A qualifying child is your son or daughter, stepchild, foster child, or a brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister or the child of any of these (for example your grandchild, niece or nephew). The qualifying child must have lived with you in California for more than half the year and be younger than you or your spouse, and under the age of 19 (or under the age of 24 if a full-time student, or any age if disabled). The qualifying child can only be claimed by one taxpayer. If an individual who otherwise qualifies is married at the end of the year or could be claimed by more than one taxpayer, additional rules apply.


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50%

Did you have a child younger than 6 years old all of 2021?


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60%

next, tell us how you are filing this year

How do you plan to file your tax return? i This is just a type of category the IRS uses to classify your return based primarily on your marital status. Note that if you file as 'Married Filing Separate' you cannot take EITC.


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70%

Can you be claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return?


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80%

Finally, We need to confirm a few details about your income

How much did you earn from your California jobs in 2021? i This includes wages, salaries, tips, and other employee compensation, but only if such amounts are subject to California withholding. It includes money you earned from self-employment.


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90%

How much other earned income did you make in 2021? i This includes wages, salaries, and tips earned outside of California.


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99%

Did you have investment income greater than $4,053 in 2021?


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HOW MUCH CASH BACK DO YOU QUALIFY FOR?

Your Estimate

California EITC
$0
Federal EITC
$0
Young Child Tax Credit
$0

Note: This is an estimated report based on the information you provided in the calculator. It's possible your results will vary when you fill out your tax return. Other income or expenses not accounted for above (including, but not limited to, unemployment income, alimony and moving expenses), could change the amount of, or affect your eligibility to claim these credits.

California EITC
$0
Federal EITC
$0
Young Child Tax Credit
$0

Note: This is an estimated report based on the information you provided in the calculator. It's possible your results will vary when you fill out your tax return. Other income or expenses not accounted for above (including, but not limited to, unemployment income, alimony and moving expenses), could change the amount of, or affect your eligibility to claim these credits.

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You do not qualify for the California EITC, California Young Child Tax Credit, or Federal EITC. i This is an estimated report based on the information you provided in the calculator. It's possible your results will vary when you fill out your tax return. Other income or expenses not accounted for above (including, but not limited to, unemployment income, alimony and moving expenses), could change the amount of, or affect your eligibility to claim these credits.

California EITC
$0
Federal EITC
$0
Young Child Tax Credit
$0
California EITC
$0
Federal EITC
$0
Young Child Tax Credit
$0

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