Earned Income Credit Information

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The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has postponed the state tax filing and payment deadline for individual taxpayers to May 17, 2021.

The postponement only applies to individual taxpayers, and it does not apply to estimated tax payments, which are still due on April 15.

Taxpayers do not need to claim any special treatment or call the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to qualify for this postponement. FTB will waive any interest and late payment penalties that would otherwise apply if the returns are filed and the payments are made by May 17.

If possible, taxpayers should continue to file tax returns as soon as possible to get fast refunds and to claim any applicable credits, including the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and the Young Child Tax Credit.

Those receiving CalEITC, and others who file with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and had $75,000 or less in income last year, may be eligible for a Golden Gate Stimulus payment of $600 or $1,200, upon filing their 2020 tax return.

Online assistance with tax preparation is available through GetYourRefund.org, a non-profit service in partnership with IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites nationally. For help, please visit: https://www.getyourrefund.org/

Information about eligibility and filing for the California Earned Income Tax Credit during COVID-19, is available here:

Scammers sometimes pretend to be government officials to get you to send them money or access your information.

The main types of scams are through:

Typically, the FTB will contact you by mail several times prior to contacting you directly by phone or in person.

To report a scam by phone call (800) 852-5711 Weekdays, 7AM to 5PM or online Use FTB's Fraud Referral Report at https://webapp.ftb.ca.gov/informantdb/ APPLICATION PROCEDURE See information above FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE Not applicable
Application Procedure


300 S. Spring St., Ste. 5704

Los Angeles , CA 90013-1265 (Physical)

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(916) 845-6500 (Taxpayer Services Center from outside the U.S) (800) 883-5910 (Tax Advocate Helpline) (800) 735-2922 (California Relay) (800) 852-2753 (Corporations - Electronic Fund Transfers) (800) 338-0505 (Automated Taxpayer Assistance Line) (800) 852-5711 (Automated Taxpayer Assistance Line)


(800) 822-6268 (Statewide Number)

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