Sacramento CA: Today, Gov. Brown and the California Legislature agreed on a budget deal that includes the expansion of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (Cal EITC) to workers between the ages of 18-25 and above 64. It also adjusts income limits to reflect the minimum wage increase to $12 per hour in 2019, ensuring those who work full-time minimum wage jobs are able to claim the Cal EITC.
Josh Fryday, president of CalEITC4Me, released the following statement:
“We applaud the Governor and Legislature for taking bold action today in support of the 1 in 4 Californians who work hard yet can’t afford life’s basic needs. By doubling down and expanding the California Earned Income Tax Credit, our leaders are making work pay better for low wage workers — now including those just starting their careers and those who are working hard at age 64 and older.
CalEITC4Me has helped over 1.4 million households claim their credit this year – more than triple the number from last year. We are geared up to employ innovative techniques to ensure those newly eligible can claim the credit that they’ve earned.”