April 27, 2018
Earned Income Tax Credit for Families
Dear Washington Unified Families,

We would like to draw your attention to an important resource – the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). In 2015, California adopted a state EITC to accompany the federal EITC. These are cash back tax refunds that you, or someone you know, may be eligible to receive. If you worked last year, received a 1099 Form or W-2, and made $22,300 or less, you may eligible to receive the Cal EITC.

Both credits are available this tax season and may provide you with a refund or reduce the amount of money you might owe. Californians that qualify for the Cal EITC will likely also qualify for the federal EITC. This will significantly boost household income for eligible families and individuals.

Please review the attached fact sheet or visit CalEITC4Me.org to check your eligibility and use the refund calculator to estimate your potential refund. This year, an estimated 1.7 million Californians will be eligible to receive the Cal EITC and you may be one of them!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our WUSD Food Services Department (916) 375-7604 ext.1061.