A household usually includes the tax filer, their spouse if they have one, and their tax dependents. To determine your household size, include:
When you fill out an application, you will need to provide the prior year’s federal Tax Account Transcript or a Letter of Non-filing from the IRS. The funding we can offer varies based on your hoursehold's annual income. The following provides guidance on how to estimate annual household income:
Whose income to include in your estimate?
Include income from all members of the household (as defined above) who are required to file a tax return.
Do I need to include income of people in my household?
Yes. Eligibility is based on total household income, not the income of only the household member applying for a voucher.
Do I include my dependents’ income from things like summer jobs, work-study, and limited part-time work?
They will count it only if they are required to file a federal tax return. If they file a tax return when they do not have to – for example, to get a tax refund – their income would not be counted.
What income is counted?
If you file taxes, your income must match the adjusted gross income (AGI) listed on your most recent Federal Tax Return. This information can be found on:
An unregistered vehicle or currently registered vehicle not meeting Current Vehicle Eligibility criteria related to registration may still be eligible if proven to have been driven primarily in California for the last two years and not have been registered in any other state or country in the last two years.
Documentation may include the following:
Collecting Necessary Documents
This depends upon when you last filed your taxes. If you have filed your taxes for 2019, please provide the 2019 Tax Account Transcript (if currently available from the IRS).
If you did not file taxes, please request a Letter of Non-filing for 2019. You will also need to fill out the Household Income Affadavit form to reflect your total income.
If you filed your taxes for 2019, you should be able to request your Tax Account Transcript.
If you have not filed your taxes for 2019 , you should be able to request a Letter of Nonfiling.
You may request your information from the IRS through any one of the following options. Tip: To avoid delaying the time it takes to access your tax records from the IRS, we highly reccomend the Online Instant Download option.
* These options are not currently available due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis. Please proceed with one of the other options until further notice.
This section provides detailed, step by step directions for each of the above options. Tip: When going to the IRS website to request your transcript, use the Internet Explorer browser to allow for instant document downloads. We also reccomend submitting the request on a computer rather than on a smartphone device. Requests made on a smartphone may be rejected by the IRS.
Option #1: Online Instant Download
Household Income Affidavit Form - Notary Services
Applicants who do not file taxes must submit a Household Income Affadavit. To complete the Household Income Affadavit, you must use the services of a Notary to verify your information. When you go to see the Notary, please make sure you bring an identification card with you. Below is some information to help you access the Notary.
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, most California DMV field offices are not currently accepting in-person appointments. Please see a list of alternative options below for accessing DMV services during these times.
Please note, The DMV will not state an option for speaking to a representative, so you must say "speak to a representative". You have the choice of waiting for the agent on the line or request a call back by pressing 1. To contact a DMV agent by telephone, call 1-800-777-0133. Once you are on the line, you will hear a message regarding the DMV's status due to COVID-19, then directed to an automated speaker to select a reason why you called. Say "Vehicle", "Vessels", or select 1. Then say "speak to a representative" in order to get a call back from a DMV agent.
For the most up to date information, check the DMV website for a complete list of available services at: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv-online/ The following online DMV sercives are available:
Please note that you must create an online account with the DMV to access many of these services.
Click here to start registering for an online account with the DMV
If you are not sure where to start, the DMV offers a Virtual Services Advisor on their website. You may start by typing in the service you are looking for and the website will direct you to the appropriate place.
Click here to access the DMV Virtual Service Advisor
A number of services are still available by mail. To complete requests, download the appropriate form from the DMV website. Follow the directions on the form and submist via mail. You may reach out to your Case Manager if you require assistance accessing the appropriate form. Anything mailed to the DMV must have a note explaining why you are mailing them and what your specific request is.
Most inquiries can be mailed to:
2415 1st Ave, Sacramento, CA 95818
As part of your application, you will need to provide proof of the vehicle's registration for the last 2 consecutive years. (There are exceptions if the vehicle has not been registered, talk to your Case Manager for more info.) If you do not have records of your vehicle's registration available, you can access them through the CA DMV's website. You may download the vehicle's registration for the cost of $2.00 (paid online or via phone with a credit or debit card). This options will require access to a printer.
Click here to go to the DMV's Record Request website
When accessing your registration history through the DMV website, have the following information ready:
Completing a CC4A Application