Help with California earnings

Include wages, salaries, tips, and other employee compensation subject to California withholding. Also include any self-employment income, regardless of whether the work was performed inside or outside of California.

To qualify for CalEITC and the federal EITC, you must have income above zero. However, if you meet all other qualifications, you do not need income to be eligible for the Young Child Tax Credit and can have a net loss up to $33,497.

For example, for a net loss of $6,000, you would enter -6000.