California Earned Income Tax Credit CalEITC

If you earned $30k or less in wages or self-employment income, you could be eligible for 
California's NEW and expanded tax credit. NEW THIS YEAR: If you have a child under six, you could also be eligible for the Young Child Tax Credit.
Didn't make enough to be required to file? Even if you earned just $1, you may WANT to file and get that cash-back credit! You can file ANY TIME OF YEAR to claim your refund.

What is it? The cash-back California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) is designed to put money in the pockets of low-income working people. You can use the money for anything…clothing, food, school supplies, electric bills, etc. 


How do I claim the credit? Just file your California tax return. You can file free yourself online or we can help if it is during tax season. YOU CAN FILE AND CLAIM YOUR CREDIT ANY TIME OF YEAR!


I didn't know about the credit and didn't file last year. Can I still get last year's credit? If you already filed this year or think you may qualify for CalEITC in previous years, you can file an amended return up to three years back. 

During COVID, you can still FILE FREE TODAY


from our partners at United Way


IRS Certified Tax Professionals

ATCAA can help you file and claim your credit. Virtual and drop-off appointments available February 1 - April 15.

More ways to file:


earned income TAX CREDIT

Earn 30k or less? Work for an employer or work for yourself?  You may be eligible for the cash-back California Earned Income Tax Credit
In 2019, more than 2 million people claimed the credit, totaling close to $395 million.

After Tax Season?

File and get your credit any time of year!

I just learned about the credit. It looks like I can get cash-back, but it is now after tax season. How can I claim it?  You can file free online or with a virtual assistant any time of year and get your credit. There are also a few post-season and year-around free tax prep sites in the Sacramento and Bay Area regions. Call 800-500-4931 to learn more or find locations at:

ATCAA is proud to be a partner of the CalEITC outreach team.  Every year, millions of dollars are left on the table because residents didn't know about the credit, or didn't know how to access the credit. Last year, over $750,000 CalEITC dollars came back into our communities to those who need it most. This credit is proven to lift Californians out of poverty and strengthen our local economy.

If you would like to help us spread the word about this important credit, please call 209-283-4130 or email

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