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If you make less than $60,000 annually, you may qualify for cash back through the Cal EITC and Federal EITC – but only if you file. Claim what’s yours.
CLAIM YOUR CASH BACK REFUND. CLAIM WHAT IS YOURS.
If you are low-to-moderate income and worked, you may be eligible for the Federal and Cal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable credit available to low-to-moderate income individuals and families that is worth up to $6,935. The Cal EITC is worth up to an additional $3,417. That’s a lot of money back in your pocket!
In previous years, nearly 1 million Los Angeles County residents received an EITC refund. It is estimated that almost 330,750 did not apply for the EITC -- leaving almost $579 million on the table.
It’s your money! Get back what is yours.
Basic Eligibility Guidelines
Both the Federal and Cal EITC have similar eligibility rules.
You may qualify if:
You cannot claim EITC if your filing status is married filing separately, but you can claim EITC if you are:
Married Filing Jointly
Head of Household
To qualify for Federal EITC, you must be between the ages of 18 and 65 years old if you do not claim any dependents.
Meet Certain Income Limits
The amount of EITC is determined by how many qualifying children you have and the amount of income. Generally the type of income has to be earned from work. Such as:
If you work for someone, or
If you work for yourself (self-employed) or have a business.