All families deserve to thrive. California Earned Income and Young Child Tax Credits can put money back in the hands of families. Image shows a young boy hugging his father.

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At First 5 Contra Costa, we work toward a vision where every family has what they need to thrive. Tools like the Earned Income Tax Credit can help with that by putting money back in families’ pockets.

Did you know there are federal and state tax credits for working families? These credits are called the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the CalEITC, and they can put thousands of dollars back in your pocket. Workers with children under age six may also qualify for the Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC)—and receive up to an additional $1,000. Using an ITIN to file your taxes? No problem—for the first time this year, workers in CA with ITINs can also file for the CalEITC and YCTC.

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Here are additional resources for both families and providers in English and Spanish:

For Families: Put Money Back in Your Pocket!
Para familias: ¡Regrese dinero a su bolsillo!

For Providers: Help Working Families Put Money Back in their Pockets
Para colaboradores: Ayude a las familias trabajadoras a poner dinero en sus bolsillos