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CalEITC

The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and the Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) are state tax credits for working Californians. If you qualify, you may see a reduced tax bill or a bigger refund.
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ITIN Filers Now Eligible!

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California expanded access to the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) beginning in the 2020 tax year to filers with an ITIN – Individual Taxpayer Identification Number –  including undocumented workers. ITIN holders may now qualify for the CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC). 

The amount of your refundable tax credit depends on your income and the size of your family. 

  • Individuals can get up to $243. 

  • If you have any children or dependents, you can get more. If you have one child, you can get up to $1,626. Larger families qualify for more.

  • If your children are younger than 6 years old, you may get up to an additional $1,000 from the Young Child Tax Credit.

Tax credits, like the CalEITC and EITC, are not considered public benefits under the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services public charge rule. 

Didn't make enough to file? You can still file and claim your credit. Didn't know about the credit before? You can amend previous years' returns.

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