Taxes represent our shared effort to support vital public services and systems that underpin a robust economy and strong communities. The Budget Center’s works to highlight the importance of having a tax system that not only provides sufficient resources, but also asks individuals, families, and businesses and other organizations to contribute based on their ability.
California Should Do More to Raise Awareness of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)
This report presents results from a Budget Center county-level survey that found that many respondents who likely qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) have not heard of the credit and are also unaware of free tax assistance for people with low incomes. This report highlights the importance of outreach strategies to maximize the success of the CalEITC and recommends policy options.
Spending Through California’s Tax Code
This Budget Center analysis examines state tax breaks that go to businesses and households. The report how these tax expenditures work, who they benefit, and how they could be improved.
How Much Will Working Families and Individuals Benefit From California’s EITC?
This interactive tool shows how much families and individuals can expect to receive from both the state and federal credits based on tax filing status, their number of children, and their annual earnings.