Economic Security

California Foster Youth Tax Credit

Last Updated Feb 26, 2024

If you were 18-25 years old on December 31, 2023 and were in foster care until at least age 13, you may be eligible for the new California Foster Youth Tax Credit, worth up to $1,117 in cash! JBAY offers three resources to help you file your taxes for FREE today!

  1. Self-Filing Tool: JBAY and iFoster have partnered to create a virtual self-filing tool that provides step-by-step instructions on how you can file your own taxes and successfully claim the $1,117 Foster Youth Tax Credit for FREE. This tool will answer common questions and walk through typical tax circumstances, such as financial aid and claiming dependents.

  2. One-On-One Appointment: If you’d like a little more help, you can also make a free one-on-one appointment with a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. VITA sites are certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to assist low- and moderate-income taxpayers to file their taxes for free. JBAY provides a roster of VITA sites that are specifically working with youth to file taxes and claim the Foster Youth Tax Credit.

  3. Personal Assistance: Have questions or need more detailed assistance? Reach out to our friends at iFoster through phone (855-936-7837), email, or by filling out an online Need Request. iFoster will be able to help answer individual questions and provide individualized support.

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