Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)


Did you work in 2021? You may be eligible for up to $6,660 in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – even if you don’t owe taxes.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can result in a significant income boost - up to $6,728 for those who qualify! The EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low- and moderate-income working individuals and families. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of taxes owed. Since it is a refundable credit, when the EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit.

The EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments.

To qualify, taxpayers must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if they did not earn enough money to be required to file a tax return.

Are You Eligible?

Your free tax preparer will ensure that you get the EITC if you are eligible. If you want to find out about your eligibility, visit: https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit/who-qualifies-for-the-earned-income-tax-credit-eitc

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