What is San Francisco Working Families Credit? #
San Francisco offers a local version of the federal EITC, known as the Working Families Credit (WFC) — one of just a handful across the nation.
San Francisco’s WFC is not formally a city EITC, but is a program designed to encourage families to apply for the federal EITC, by paying a one-time credit to families that qualify for and claim the federal EITC for the first time.
Due to limited funding, the WFC is only available to qualified applicants who have NEVER received this credit before. Those who have ever received the Working Families Credit need NOT apply.
Am I eligible? #
To be eligible for the Working Families Credit, you must
- Have never received the WFC before
- Live in San Francisco
- Have earned less than the limit for the Federal EITC
- Have filed your tax return by the deadline
- Claim the EITC on your federal income tax return
- Claim at least one qualifying dependent child on your federal income tax return
NEW: Immigrants without Social Security numbers can now apply for WFC if they qualify for CalEITC using their Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
How much do I get? #
WFC applicants whom the city verifies as eligible may earn an additional credit of $100 (if paid via a paper check) or up to $250 (if paid by direct deposit). This amount is in addition to what you get back from the federal EITC.
If you received a WFC last year, you will automatically get a COVID-relief payment of $250. No application is required.
WFC recipients can also get benefits such as discounted MUNI passes and referrals to other services and programs that help families save money on everyday expenses.
How do I apply? #
Paper application is required. Application form can be found in City Treasurer’s Office in City Hall (Room 140) and all San Francisco public libraries.
Completed applications must be postmarked or delivered by July 15th of the current tax filing season and mailed to:
City and County of San Francisco — HSA
PO Box 7988
San Francisco, CA 94120
Need help applying? Email HSA at email@example.com or call (415) 557-6284.