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Employees Must Receive Federal Earned Tax Credit (EITC) Notice

Effective January 1, 2008, California employers are required to notify their employees, either by hand or through the U.S. mail that the employees may be eligible for the Federal Earned Tax Credit (EITC). This notification must be given one week before, one week after, or at the same time that the employer provides a W-2 form, 1099 or similar wage statement.

To comply, employers must mail directly to employee or hand the notice to the employee personally. It is no longer enough to post notice of the EITC tax credit on an employee bulletin board or sending notice through the office mail.

Sample notices are available at the Internal Revenue Service website.

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Original article by Robert E. Nuddleman, former associate of The Law Office of Phillip J. Griego.

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