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


If you earned less than $57,414, 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.

The CalEITC has been expanded to taxpayers that use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

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.


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

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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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