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Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires
local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to
annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.
 
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit
from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income
tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on
certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine
eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or
most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes,
you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal
EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility
to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by
calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its Web site at www.irs.gov.
 
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC)
starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income
tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the
same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for
welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe
California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the
California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility
requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the
Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its Web site at www.ftb.ca.gov.
 
For additional information, refer to the IRS EITC Web page at:
https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit
 
Contact Information for Nutrition Services Division - California Department of Education
 
If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact the IRS by phone at 800-829-3676 or
through its Web site at www.irs.gov. You can also contact the Franchise Tax Board by phone at
800-852-5711 or through its Web site at www.ftb.ca.gov.