Did you find out you were eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit after you filed your taxes? Good news, you can still get this cash-back credit.
There are 2 ways to claim the credit by amending your tax return completing Form 540X and enter information on Line 25:
1: GET HELP
Go to your preparer and request to file an amended return.
Even though it is past April 18, free tax preparation sites are still open in neighborhoods across the state. To find one, visit our Free Tax Prep Finder and enter your zip code.
2: DO IT YOURSELF
Download and complete Form 540X yourself: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/2015/15_540x.pdf
If you are due a refund, have no amount due, or paid electronically, mail the form to:
FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
PO BOX 942840
SACRAMENTO CA 94240-0001
Currently, there is no way to file this form electronically.