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Free Tax Help Working Families Credit (WFC)

The WFC Program offers up to $250 a year to families who qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). Families that qualify for both can get up to $9,600 for tax year 2021. 

This year’s application deadline was April 18, 2022. If you applied and were eligible for the credit, you'll receive your WFC payment by late September 2022.

Remember - you can use an ITIN to apply for WFC:
Immigrants without Social Security numbers can apply for WFC if they qualify for CalEITC using their Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).  If you meet the eligibility requirements next year, please apply in 2023 after you file your tax return.

Mother and child

WFC Eligibility

Find out about the requirements for WFC eligibility.

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Immigrant Mother and Daughter

Working Family Credit (WFC) Application Process

When the program accepts applications in January 2023, you can apply for the WFC in three easy steps.

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Benefits for WFC recipients

  • WFC recipients are eligible for 50% off one standard adult monthly Muni pass. Apply for a Muni Lifeline Pass.
  • Check your eligibility for many other free or discounted services in the City, including free diapers and phones and steeply discounted museum admissions, utility bills, groceries, and meals. Learn more and start saving.