CalEITC

Put money back in your pocket.

You may qualify for cash-back tax credits and a bigger refund when you file your taxes. File early to put money in your pocket sooner!

New ITIN filers now eligible for CalEITC!

What is it?

The expanded California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), the Young Child Tax Credit, and the federal EITC can combine to put hundreds or even thousands of extra dollars in your pocket. That’s money you can use for rent, school tuition, utilities, groceries, and other important expenses.

Find out how much you could get back

Use the EITC calculator for an estimate.
(Available in 6 languages.)

Estimate my EITC

For tax year 2021 forward: There are new qualifying criteria for taxpayers with the filing status married/registered domestic partners (RDP) who file separately. For details see the Check if you qualify for CalEITC section of the CalEITC credits page.

File your taxes for free and get your money