Itís easier than ever to find out if you qualify for EITC

EITC, the Earned Income Tax Credit, sometimes called EIC is a tax credit to help you keep more of what you earned. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file.


EITC Assistant—Find out if you qualify for EITC

Itís easier than ever to find out if you qualify for EITC using our online tool, the EITC Assistant. It is available in both English and Spanish for the 2014 tax year (filed in 2015) and for 2013 and 2012. Use this year's EITC Assistant to find out your filing status, if you are eligible for EITC, if your child is a qualifying child and estimate the amount of your credit.

What Can We Help You Find?
Do I Qualify for EITC?
To qualify for EITC you must have earned income from employment, self-employment or another source and meet certain rules. You must either meet the rules for workers without a qualifying child or have a child that meets all the qualifying child rules for you.

How Do I Claim EITC?

You need to file a tax return to claim EITC. Find out howódocuments you need, common errors to watch for, the consequences of filing an EITC return with an error, how to get help preparing your return and more. Itís not too late to file your tax returns for 2011, 2012 and 2013 to claim EITC if you were eligible. But you must file to claim it! Find out more.

EITC Income Limits, Maximum Credit Amounts and Tax Law Updates
See the EITC Income Limits, Maximum Credit Amounts and Tax Law Updates for the current year, previous years and the upcoming tax year.

I Received a Letter from IRS about EITC, What Should I Do?

More EITC Resources
Special EITC Rules
Special EITC rules for members of the military, ministers, members of the clergy, those receiving disability benefits and those impacted by disasters.

Disability and EITC
Many persons with disabilities or persons having children with disabilities qualify for EITC.

EITC Publications, Forms, Brochures and Other Resources
List of all EITC-related publications, forms and on line resources. These documents include a list of IRS multilingual, large print and Braille resources.

Most Common EITC Questions and Answers
Do you have questions about EITC? We have the answers

EITC Definitions and Acronyms

Donít Overlook State and Local Credits
If you qualify to claim EITC on your federal income tax return, you also may be eligible for a similar credit on your state or local income tax return. Twenty-two states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and Montgomery County, Maryland, offer their residents an earned income tax credit.

EITC and other Public Benefits
Refunds received from Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC), Child Tax Credit (CTC) or any other tax credit are not considered income for any federal or federally funded public benefit program. If you save your tax credit for more than 30 days, contact your state, tribal or local government benefit coordinator to find out if your benefits count as assets.

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