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Earned Income Tax Credit

What is the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)?

Governor Jerry Brown and the Legislature created the first-ever California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). California joins 24 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting a state EITC to supplement the federal EITC.

CalEITC is a cash back tax credit that puts money back into the pockets of California’s working families and individuals, available for the first-time this tax season.The CalEITC could boost income for an estimated 600,000 eligible families.