CalEITC Awareness Week

CalEITC Awareness Week

CalEITC Awareness Week is a week to amplify and educate our partners and community about the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and how it can help individuals and families become financially stable. Local United Ways throughout California will participate in efforts to connect people to this tax credit for working Californians and drive people to claim it by connecting them with free tax preparation services, thus putting more money in the pockets of eligible Californians and our local economy. 

What is the California Earned Tax Credit (CalEITC):

  • The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) began in 2015 and is an annual tax credit for working people making between $1-$30,000. CalEITC provides critical support to Californians, helping them cover bills, pay for groceries, and other daily expenses

To be eligible for CalEITC, one must:

  • File a California state tax return
  • Be at least 18 years old or have a qualifying child
  • Have 2022 taxable earned income between $1-$30,000
  • File with a valid SSN or ITIN for you, your spouse, and any qualifying children 
  • Have lived in CA at least half the filing year
  • Meet certain requirements if filing Married and Filing Separately
  • Not be a dependent of another taxpayer unless you have a qualifying child.

Eligible households with income up to $30,000 can receive up to $3,417 in money back from the CalEITC:

  • Households with no qualifying children can receive up to $275
  • Households with one qualifying child can receive up to $1,843
  • Households with two qualifying children can receive up to $3,037
  • Households with three or more qualifying children can receive up to $3,160

United Ways of California Lunch & Learn Series







Friday, Jan. 27 — 12:30pm

Kick Off and Tax Credits 101

Instagram Live: @UnitedWaysCA

with Orange County United Way

Monday, Jan. 30 — 12:30pm

Tax Credits 101 - Spanish

Instagram Live: @UnitedWaysCA

with United Way Fresno and Madera Counties

Tuesday, Jan. 31 — 12:30pm

Foster Youth and Taxes

Instagram Live: @UnitedWaysCA

with John Burton Advocates for Youth

Wednesday, Feb. 1 — 12:30pm

Taxpayers with Disabilities

Instagram Live: @UnitedWaysCA

with National Disability Institute and CalABLE

Thursday, Feb. 2 — 12:30pm

Importance of Tax Credits, Health Disparities in Communities

Instagram Live: @UnitedWaysCA

Friday, Feb. 3 — 12:30pm

Helping Californians Move Up

Facebook Live Panel: @UnitedWaysCA

Register here