California's New Refundable Tax Credit, CalEITC

What would you do with an extra $6,000?

  • Get head on household bills
  • Pay your rent
  • Start a savings account
  • Buy new clothes for the kids
  • Stock the pantry
  • Pay for health care
  • Other _________________________
 
New this year, California has a California Earned Income Tax Credit (Cal EITC), modeled after the Federal EITC.  To claim this both these credits, simply file your state and federal returns through VITA’s FREE tax prep services.  With the combinded credits eligible families can get up to $6,000 and keep their full refund! Thats money you can use for rent, utilities, groceries, and other important expenses.  Even if you don’t quality for the full $6,000, you deserve to have the credit you earned.  Think of what a difference this extra cash can make for your family and you.
 
Don't pay to have your taxes prepared when you can visit one of the local tax assistance sites and have them prepared for free while you wait! Friendly IRS-certified volunteers at more than 10 tax preparation sites across Monterey County are available to hlep you file your taxes in person. Search for a free tax preparation site or file online for free here.  
 

Learn more about EITC benefits California workers
Learn more about California’s EITC and if you qualify