By Marianna Dale, July 1, 2020, LAist.
A pair of California tax credit programs that are often worth thousands of dollars for families with young children will be open to all immigrant parents under the state budget signed by Governor Gavin Newsom this week.
The Earned Income and Young Child Tax Credit programs had previously excluded anyone who files their taxes with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or ITIN, because they don’t have a Social Security number. Those families will be eligible for the credits when they file their 2020 taxes next year.
“We're talking about families who are working and paying taxes just like everyone else, and so we think it's only fair to allow them to access the same credits that everyone else can.”