The Earned Income Tax Credit: Money In Your Pocket

You could be eligible to get more money back from the IRS – as much as $6,557. If you earned less than $55,952 from wages, self-employment, or farming last year, you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit  – or EITC.

EITC can be a financial boost for working people such as yourself, your family, and your community. Haven’t qualifed for the EITC in the past?  Look again!  You may be among the millions of people who will qualify for the first time because your financial, marital, or parental status changed in the last tax year.

Eligibility is based on several factors, including the amount of earned and other types of income, or combined income if married, whether you have qualifying children and how many children you have. Even if you don’t have any children, you may still qualify.

Four of five eligible people claim and get their EITC, so don’t be the one who misses out.  Use the IRS’s online EITC Assistant to see if you qualify. If you do, you will need to  file and claim the credit to get it when tax season rolls around..

Remember, free help is available at volunteer income tax assistance sites. Locate a volunteer site by using the VITA Locator tool or call the IRS at 1-800-906-9887.

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