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 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

CalEITC 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 Resources

Navigator Guide

GetCTC Tool Guide

GetCTC Demo

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

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