Earned Income

Income must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligible sources of earned income are from: W-2 wages, salaries, tips, or other employee compensation subject to California withholding
    • For the CA EITC, earned income does not include income from self-employment (1099 wages).
  • Your investment income, such as interest, dividends, royalties, and capital gains cannot exceed $3,400 for the entire tax year.