It Pays to File Your Taxes by November 15!

The new Child Tax Credit and other benefits are bigger than ever.

File your taxes for FREE on or before November 15 and claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and the California Earned Income Tax Credit to get more money for groceries, gas, childcare, and more.

More people than ever before qualify for significant new tax benefits this year through the American Rescue Plan. You may qualify for an income boost of up to $6,600 if you are raising children in your home. This money is not a loan.  People ages 19-24 and 65 and older who work are newly eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit even if they don’t have kids or don’t usually file taxes. The Child Tax Credit payments do not impact CalWORKs, Medi-Cal, or WIC benefits.

A child born or added to your family, such as adoption, in 2021 could qualify for the full amount of the 2021 Child Tax Credit. Visit

There’s still time! File your taxes to claim your credit, even if you do not normally file taxes. If you received Advance Child Tax Credit payments in 2021, you need to file taxes this year to receive the second half of your money. If you have not received any Child Tax Credit payments, you can file simplified taxes now to get the whole credit. Don’t miss out! Visit to find out more about how to get this tax credit. 

Need help? Call the National Tax Help Hotline at 1-877-907-0937 Monday-Friday, 6 am to 2 pm PST.

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