Californians, choose the best option to claim your tax benefits!

With the Child Tax Credit, stimulus payments, and other credits, many California families can claim over $10,000 in tax benefits this year, even if they have little or no income. Claim the benefits that you are owed.

Option 1

Collect all tax credits you are owed

This option is longer and requires more documentation, but you may get more money.

Best for people who worked in 2020 and who have all the required documents for a full tax return.

Option 2

Collect only the federal stimulus payments and Child Tax Credit

This option is quicker and requires less documentation, but you may not be able to claim all benefits.

Best for people who did not work in 2020 or who don’t have their tax documents to file a full tax return.

File with GetCTC
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GetYourRefund

  • Federal stimulus payments
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Earned Income Tax Credit
  • California Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Golden State Stimulus payments
  • California Young Child Tax Credit

A household with 1 child under the age of 6 may receive an average of: $12,200

A household with no children may receive an average of: $4,300

GetCTC

  • Federal stimulus payments
  • Child Tax Credit

A household with 1 child under the age of 6 may receive an average of: $7,500

A household with no children may receive an average of: $3,200

If you file with GetCTC, you can file an amended return later to claim the additional credits you would have received by filing with GetYourRefund. This process can be quite difficult, and you would likely need assistance from a tax professional.
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Documents are required for each family member on your tax return.

GetYourRefund

  • Employment documents
    (W2’s, 1099’s, etc.)
  • Social Security or ITIN Numbers

GetCTC

  • Social Security or ITIN Numbers
Compare length of processes

GetYourRefund

1 hour

GetCTC

30 minutes

Do you have questions about Stimulus Payments? Visit https://getyourrefund.org/stimulus

Do you have questions about the Child Tax Credit? Visit https://getctc.org#claim-credit

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