Taxes : Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (or “EITC”) is a federal program that lets employees who work for low wages get a larger tax refund.

The amount of money you can get back through EITC is based on your annual taxable income and the number of children in your household.

Do I need to hire someone to figure this out and fill out all the forms for me?


A Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (or “VITA”) program exists to do this.

With VITA, certified volunteers prepare returns at no cost for taxpayers of low to moderate income (generally $49,000 and below).

To find a VITA site near you, call the IRS at 1-800-906-9887.

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