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California Foster Youth Tax Credit

Young adults who have been in foster care got an average of $1,906 (or if they were parents, $5,343) when they filed taxes last year. Claim the new $1,117 Foster Youth Tax Credit along with other credits!

Foster Youth Tax Credit 2024

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Qualifications for FYTC

Do you qualify for the California Foster Youth Tax Credit?

Current and former foster youth must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)

  • Were ages 18 to 25 at the end of the tax year

  • Were in California foster care at age 13 or older and placed through the California foster care system

  • Claim the credit on the 2022 FTB 3514 form, California Earned Income Tax Credit, or follow the instructions on your tax software

  • Satisfy foster care verification requirement

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