Economic Security

California Foster Youth Tax Credit: What is it and how do you get it?

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!

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MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE EVERY DOLLAR YOU’RE OWED. In addition to the Foster Youth Tax Credit, you may also be eligible for other credits. In 2023, current and former foster youth who filed their taxes received an average of $1,906 from filing if they had no children, and $5,343 if they had children. 

Use this TAX PREP CHECKLIST to make sure you have all the documents you’ll need to file, then you can file your taxes yourself for free, using this GUIDE, or, you can get free one-on-one assistance at one of these SITES. Don’t forget to sign up below for updates and additional resources. 

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