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Financial Assistance & Tax Information

What is CAL EITC?

The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) is a cash-back tax credit designed to put money in the pockets of low-income working families and individuals. The goal of CalEITC is to help working families with low incomes better afford fundamental necessities.

This credit has the potential to reduce the amount you owe or even increase your tax refund!

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Interested in saving some money or getting money back this tax season?! Call 2-1-1 to learn about Cal EITC.

Who is Eligible?

Families with children
Self-employed workers
Workers with income up to $22,322
Californian’s whose income does not require them to file taxes
Californian’s who have never claimed the credit
NEW Older adults 65+
NEW Young adults 18-24

Federal Credits

Californians that qualify for the CalEITC will likely also qualify for the Federal EITC. Applying the credit will help to significantly boost household income for eligible families and individuals. For tax year 2018, families earning wages or self-employment income up to $24,950 may qualify for CalEITC. To get your cash back tax credits, simply file your 2018 state and federal tax returns.

FREE Tax Preparation!

Don’t pay to have your taxes prepared for you! Visit your local volunteer tax preparation center (VITA) to receive no-cost tax assistance! Appointments for free tax preparation will be available in December. 2-1-1 San Diego will be updating this webpage with more information, so please check back periodically or dial 2-1-1 to learn more!