Earned Income Tax Credit

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

EITC is a credit for people who have worked in 2015, but didn’t have a high income. Taxpayers who qualify and claim the credit could pay less, pay nothing, or even get some money back. Therefore, workers keep more of what they earn.

You could qualify for EITC even if you don’t owe any taxes and are not required to file a federal tax return. However, in order to get the EITC, you must file a return for 2015.

Depending on income and family size, as much as $6,242 could be waiting for you!

Questions about EITC?

MoneyTalks can help answer your questions about how EITC is affected by public benefits, college aid, eligibility of non-traditional families, military families and immigrants, as well as how to claim the credits for past tax years.  Check out their great publications available in 21 languages.

Find out if you are eligible with the EITC Assistant!

Find out if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit by answering some questions and providing basic income information. The Assistant also estimates the amount of your EITC. Click here for the English Version of the EITC Assistant o haga click aquí para seleccionar la Versión en Español del Asistente EITC.

How do I claim the EITC?

Find a Free Tax Prep site near you.  These sites are staffed by trained IRS volunteers whose goal is to get you back the biggest refund possible allowed by the law.  They can help you claim the EITC and other tax credits.

If you are interested in preparing your own return, go to myfreetaxes.com to file for FREE. Most free online filing programs will recognize if you qualify for EITC.