More Californians are eligible for a state tax refund under the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), which was expanded for the 2017 tax year and beyond. Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, fought to expand the program through the state budget process last year. Research shows that EITCs are an effective anti-poverty tool for many struggling families.
“When working families live paycheck to paycheck, they struggle to build and focus on the future. This modest boost in income can be life-changing,” said Ting. “The previous income limits were too low, and I’m glad the Governor and my colleagues in the Legislature agreed with me that more Californians should benefit.”