CALEITC4ME is an unprecedented statewide outreach campaign to encourage lower income Californians to claim the newly passed state earned income tax credit as well as the federal credit.
We’ve created a one-stop shop headquarters online. Our bilingual website is a go-to hub of information, providing up-to-date resources, content, tool kits, fact sheets, videos, social media campaigns and other user-friendly resources for partners, community organizations and filers throughout the tax season.
Since being founded in 2015, CalEITC4Me has helped nearly 2 million low-income California families receive $4 billion back in their pockets in state and federal earned income tax credits — the most proven way to bring financial security to those who need it most.
CalEITC4Me has become a national leader in Earned Income Tax Credit outreach and organizing, using innovative and cutting-edge tactics to help working people understand and access the credit.
We believe that everyone who works should be able to afford life’s basic needs – food, housing, transportation and healthcare. Yet California has the highest rate of poverty: 2 of 5 people live in or near poverty.
After piloting a new year-round EITC organizing model, CalEITC4Me is thrilled to announce incredible results — more than 1.4 million Californians claimed the Cal EITC in 2018. Over $342 million of CalEITC was put directly into the pockets of the low-income families we served on top of the overall $2 billion of federal EITC these families were able to earn.
As part of our year-round outreach, we:
-Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly
— Jacqueline Ramon