February 10, 2022 It’s tax season again, and as you prepare your taxes or assist others with theirs, please keep in mind the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), a generous tax credit available depending on income level. Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) are for working people with low to moderate income. Because it is a credit and not a deduction, the EITC will put money back directly into the pockets of families. Other credits to consider are the federal Child Tax Credit and California Young Child Tax Credit for parents. In addition, the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals. To learn more and to see if you qualify, visit CalEITC4me.org. A social media toolkit is also available to help spread awareness of EITC and VITA in parishes and communities.