IHSS providers may be eligible for $1200 tax credit

April 29, 2021

Taxes are due soon, and IHSS providers may qualify for a $600 or $1200 tax credit through the Golden State Stimulus. The deadline is May 17th for providers who are eligible to file for this credit. Live-in providers whose wages are exempt from taxes may qualify by using their last paystub of the 2020 tax year which can be found on the Electronic Service portal. 

Golden State Stimulus payments are being issued by the State of California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). More information about the Golden State stimulus can be found here

Additionally, all IHSS providers can e-file their California taxes directly to the FTB by using CalFile

To qualify, an IHSS provider must:

  • Have filed their 2020 taxes 
    • NOTE: Providers who are exempt from income taxes may still be eligible for CalEITC, but must file a tax return using their year-to-date wages that can be found on their last paystub of the 2020 tax year.
  • Be either: 
    • A California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) recipient
    • An ITIN filer who made $75,000 or less 
  • Live in California for more than half of the 2020 tax year
  • Be a California resident on the date payment is issued 
  • Not be eligible to be claimed as a dependent 

 For questions about the Golden State Stimulus or how to file your taxes, visit www.ftb.ca.gov or contact FTB directly at (800) 852-5711. 

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