California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC):
- If a person makes $30,000 or less, they may qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). The CalEITC and YCTC are now available to taxpayers who do not have a Social Security Number, but file their taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN),regardless of their immigration status.
- Website: [link to qualify] [link for general information]
Golden State Stimulus:
California will provide the Golden State Stimulus payment to families and people who qualify. This is a one-time $600 or $1,200 payment per tax return. A person may receive this payment if they receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) or file with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
Golden State Stimulus 2: [link to updated stimulus information]
Free Tax Preparation:
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA):
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to individuals who file simple returns and generally make $57,000 a year or less. This program offers IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.