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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Can I claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on my California state tax return?


No. California does not offer the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). EITC is a refundable federal credit that can reduce the federal tax you owe or result in a refund to you.

To find out if you are eligible to claim EITC on your federal return, you can:


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