$500 Stimulus for SF Lower-Wage Workers and Families

The City of San Francisco announced up to $500 in new financial support through tax credits and cash stimulus for households eligible for the San Francisco Working Families Credit.
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Working Families Credit - $250 per family

To qualify for the WFC, households must have a 2020 income of no more than $56,844, claim the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and submit an application to SFHSA. All eligible families are encouraged to apply. The WFC application is now available to complete online: SFHSA.org/applyWFC

Rapid Cash Stimulus - $250 per family

The City will provide a supplemental rapid cash payment of $250 to nearly 4,000 low-income families who already received the WFC in 2020. No application is required for $250 the rapid cash stimulus. Households who received the WFC last year will be contacted by SFHSA to verify their address and banking information, followed by automatic payments anticipated to arrive before the end of March.

Free Tax Assistance – Online Tools, Drop-off, and Select In-Person Assistance

San Francisco’s free tax assistance is provided by SFHSA through a partnership with the United Way Bay Area, which includes the Mission Economic Development Association and Arriba Juntos, among other local non-profit partners. IRS-certified providers make it easy to safely and securely file taxes using online tools, drop-off, or in-person assistance at select locations.

Filers with a combined household income of $66,000 or less in 2020 are eligible for free tax assistance services. To have their taxes prepared, residents should present income documents from all jobs worked and unemployment income statements throughout 2020, as well as their social security number or ITIN, bank account numbers, a valid photo ID, and reportable expenses such as child care. In addition to free tax help, SFHSA can connect filers to no-fee bank accounts, credit repair services, and financial education coaching. The deadline to file is April 15, 2021.

To apply for the Working Families Credit and find free community tax assistance filing options, visit FreeTaxHelpSF.org, or call 2-1-1 to find free tax centers and schedule appointments.

Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply.