What is the CalEITC?
What is the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) for 2015 taxes?
Who is Eligible for the CalEITC in 2016?
You may be eligible for the CalEITC if:
- You have earned income within certain limits (see chart below), AND
- You, your spouse, and any qualifying children each have a social security number (SSN), AND
- You do not use the “married/RDP filing separate” filing status, AND
- You lived in California for more than half the tax year
Review the chart below to see if you may be eligible and how much you may qualify for.
|Number of Children||Maximum Income||CalEITC*||Federal EITC*|
|3 or more||$13,870||$2,653||$6,143|
*Up to of CalEITC
Use our EITC Calculator for more exact results by clicking here and learning more about the CalEITC
How will the CalEITC and the federal EITC work together?
Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): A cash back tax credit that puts money back in the pockets of the nation’s working families and individuals with incomes of less than $14,820 (with no dependents) and up to $53,267 (for those with three or more dependents).
How does CalEITC Work?
More Information about CalEITC
CalFile: A simple, easy-to-use service that offers free, direct to government e-filing of your California return. To use CalFile, you must have been a California resident for the whole year.
CalEITC4Me: A statewide campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the benefits of the Earned Income Tax Credit for working families and all Californians. Learn more at CalEITC4Me.org.
California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC): A new cash back tax credit that puts money back in the pockets of California’s working families and individuals with incomes of less than $6,580 (with no dependents) and up to $13,870 (for those with two or more dependents), available for the first time this tax season. Through this statewide collaboration, our goal is to target and engage as many eligible individuals and families as possible to file their taxes and claim the CalEITC, in addition to the federal EITC. While putting money back into the pocket of California’s working families, we will also showcase to the Governor and the Legislature the success and impact of this program for California’s working families, leaving no questions about the significance of the CalEITC.
CalEITC and other Benefits
Will my benefits (such as CalWorks, CalFresh, or disability) count as income? Will claiming EITC count as reportable income when I apply or renew benefits? No.
Based on your age and if you have dependents. If you are 65 or younger by the end of 2015, do not have any dependents and met the income requirements, you are eligible. If you have dependents and meet the income requirements, your age is not a factor in eligibility. See questions one and two for eligibility facts.