WHAT IS THE CALIFORNIA EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT? (CalEITC)

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CalEITC is a cash back tax credit that puts money back into the pockets of California’s working families and individuals.

In its first year, CalEITC boosted the income of about 385,000 families, who shared almost $200 million from the cash-back credit. 


AM I ELIGIBLE?

You may be eligible for the CalEITC if:

  • You have earned income within certain limits (see chart below), AND

  • You, your spouse, and any qualifying children each have a social security number (SSN), AND

  • You do not use the “married/RDP filing separate” filing status, AND

  • You lived in California for more than half the tax year


HOW DO I GET CALEITC?

Each year, CSET helps thousands of residents prepare and file their income taxes for free through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

VITA is available to individuals and families with yearly income below $54,000. CalEITC eligibility will be reviewed with every tax return that is prepared.

QUESTIONS: Contact Albert Cendejas at (559) 741-4628 or Albert.Cendejas@cset.org.

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VITA SATURDAY SITES

VITA is available to local residents for the 2019 tax season every Saturday starting February 2 through April 13 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

PORTERVILLE
Employment Connection
1063 W. Henderson Ave., 93257
(559) 788-1400

CUTLER-OROSI
CSET Office
12691 Avenue 408, 93615
(559) 528-1095

VISALIA
CSET Main Office
312 NW 3rd Ave., 93291
(559) 732-4194

TULARE
Family Resource Center
304 E. Tulare Ave., 93274
(559) 684-1987