California Foster Youth Tax Credit
Living Advantage, Inc. is excited about a first-of-its-kind Foster Youth Tax Credit in the state of California! The tax credit provides up to $1,083 to eligible individuals or up to $2,166 if both the taxpayer and spouse qualify. The credit is available to former and current foster youth, ages 18-25, who file their state tax return. The funding comes from Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2022-23 California state budget.
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Free Tax Help
Need help filing your taxes?
Find out where you can get FREE tax help by looking at the list below of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Sites all across the state of California.
The excel sheet will have links to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available from February 2023 through at least June 2023.
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