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.
See also the Forms & Education tab
in this section for more information.The information in this site is not intended as legal advice.
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