Put money back in your pocket
The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) offers support for low-income, working Californians. You may be eligible for up to $3,417 cash back or a reduction of the tax you owe. Learn how to qualify and apply on our Eligibility and credit information page.
CalEITC might also enable you to qualify for the Young Child and Foster Youth tax credits.
Estimate your cash-back credits
Check out our calculator to estimate how much you may get back from CalEITC and other cash-back credits.
Young Child Tax Credit
You may qualify for up to $1,083 cash back if you had a child under the age of 6 at the end of the tax year.
Learn more on our Young Child Tax Credit page.
NewFoster Youth Tax Credit
You may qualify for up to $1,083 cash back if you were in California foster care when age 13 or older.
Learn more on our Foster Youth Tax Credit page.
File your taxes for free and get your money
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