CalEITC is a cash back tax credit that puts money back into the pockets of California’s working families and individuals. Know it. Earn it. Get it.
WHAT IS THE CALIFORNIA EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT? (CalEITC)
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.
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