Young Child Tax Credit
The Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) provides a credit of up to $1,083 per tax return for Californians who qualify for CalEICT and have a child under 6 years old.
For the tax year 2022 and forward, you may qualify for YCTC with a total earned income of zero dollars or less, provided all of the following apply:
- Your total wages, salaries, tips, and other employee compensation (whether subject to California withholding or not), if any, do not exceed $32,490
- Your total net loss does not exceed $32,490, and
- You otherwise meet the CalEITC and YCTC requirements
You must claim YCTC on the 2022 FTB 3514 form, California Earned Income Tax Credit, or if you e-file, follow your software’s instructions. You may claim YCTC for the tax year 2019 forward by filing or amending your state income tax return. However, for tax years prior to 2022, you will only be eligible for YCTC if you meet all CalEITC requirements, including having at least $1 or earned income in the tax year.