Public Service Entity Resources: 2021 Tax Return Filing
This webpage provides information and resources on new and expanded federal tax credits to share with those you serve. The 2021 initial tax filing deadline is November 15, 2022. Encourage those you serve to file their 2021 federal and state income tax return today!
More people than ever before will qualify for significant new tax benefits this year. For the first time, adults without kids at home who work could get money from the federal government to boost their income through the Earned Income Tax Credit. Individuals may qualify for an income boost of more than $1,500 if they don’t have children living with them or up to $6,700 if they are raising children in the 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. Visit Getctc.org to find out more about how to get this tax credit.
California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has curated these resources to help your clients get their new and expanded federal tax credit payments. Share these important materials with clients, stakeholders, and the community to assist with the outreach efforts.
Resources and Materials
Child Tax Credit Flyer
Earned Income Tax Flyer
Federal Stimulus Payments Flyer
Support and Navigation Resources
The resources below are intended to help outreach partners support clients as they navigate the tax filing process. The below includes general information, specific instruction how to use the simplified tool GetCTC, and other relevant resources.
GetCTC Tool Guide
General Tax Filing Resources
Tax Filing Tool Options
Find a Location for Free Tax Help
Do It Yourself Tax Filing Resources from the IRS
Call Specialist Support Guide