California Earned Income Tax CreditCalEITC


You may be eligible for a California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) up to $3,529 for tax year 2023 as a working family or individual earning up to $30,950 per year.

You must claim the credit on the 2023 FTB 3514 form, California Earned Income Tax Credit, or if you e-file follow your software’s instructions. Generally, you may claim CalEITC to receive a refund for up to four prior years prior by filing or amending your state income tax return.

Check if you qualify

Visit our CalEITC homepage to learn more about this and related credits, access detailed eligibility and credit information, and use our EITC calculator to estimate your credit.

How to claim

Filing your state tax return is required to claim this credit.

If paper filing, download, complete, and include with your California tax return:

Prior tax year credit forms: