EfC Initiative Publishes New Resource on Family Tax Credits

The Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative, a joint project of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), recently published a new resource, “Connecting Families to Tax Credits to Improve Child Wellbeing in California: A Brief for California Local Health Departments and Children & Family Service Providers.”

The resource is intended to assist local health departments and children and family service providers in their efforts to educate about how the collection of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), California Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC), federal EITC, federal child tax credit, and other associated tax credits can improve the wellbeing of Californians. By educating Californians about the importance of filing taxes in order to receive associated tax credit benefits, the state aims to improve the lives of families and strengthen economic supports.

The full resource from EfC is available here.