Important Update: Tax filing deadline extended for taxpayers impacted by 2022-23 winter storms to Oct. 16, 2023. For more information, visit the FTB and IRS websites to see a list of the select counties.

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Earned Income Tax Credits

EITCs: There are federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits available. Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) are both credits available for program recipients-individuals who had some earnings in 2021. The Earned Income Tax Credits have no effect on your public benefits.

CalEITC: The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) offers support for low-income, working Californians. You may be eligible for up to $3,417 cash back or a reduction of the tax you owe. Learn how to qualify and apply on our Eligibility and credit information page.

CalEITC might also enable you to qualify for the Young Child and Foster Youth tax credits.

How to Claim EITC for Prior Tax Years

Additional information on the Earned Income Tax Credits can be found on the IRS and FTB webpages.