In 2020, the State of California expanded the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) to include immigrant workers who file taxes with an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN). CalEITC is a tax credit for working Californians who earn less than $30,000 a year. Immigrants who file taxes with an ITIN will be eligible for the CalEITC for the first time this year.
The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) and the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) hosted a conversation about the CalEITC. SDIRC Chair Dulce Garcia and CIPC Economic Justice Policy Manager Sasha Feldstein discussed who qualifies for the cash-back credit and how to apply. If you earned less than $30,000 in 2020 and file with an ITIN, you could qualify for the CalEITC this year. Watch the video below to learn more.
Additional resources on the CalEITC
- Find out if you qualify for the CalEITC at www.caleitc4me.org or www.ftb.ca.gov.
- Find out how to file your taxes for free at www.caleitc4me.org or www.myfreetaxes.org.
- Find resources about the CalEITC in multiple languages here.
- CalEITC Powerpoint Overview
For more information about the California Earned Income Tax Credit click here.