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The California Earned Income Tax Credit

California continues to offer an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC);  cash-back credit that is designed to put money in the pockets of low-income working families and individuals. Claiming this credit is easy. Eligible taxpayers just need to file a state tax return.

Depending on your income, you could receive up to $3,027. If you qualify for the CalEITC and the amount of the credit is greater than the tax you owe, you will receive a refund.

The credit is available to California households with adjusted gross incomes of up to $30,000. You may be eligible for a tax-credit if you earned $30,000 or less in 2021, are at least 18 years old or have a qualifying child. To see if you are eligible and how much your refundable tax credit will be, visit

Free help is also available at free tax return prep sites around the state, beginning in late January and running through Tax Day (April 15). Find a free tax prep location near you at or

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