EITC Participation Rate by States

 

Tax Year 2010 Participation Rate by State1 Participation Rate
ALABAMA

79.90%

ALASKA

76.20%

ARIZONA

74.50%

ARKANSAS

80.90%

CALIFORNIA 

71.00%

COLORADO

71.60%

CONNECTICUT

77.10%

DELAWARE

77.90%

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

74.00%

FLORIDA

81.00%

GEORGIA

79.00%

HAWAII

81.10%

IDAHO

83.20%

ILLINOIS

77.70%

INDIANA

81.00%

IOWA

79.30%

KANSAS

78.20%

KENTUCKY

79.60%

LOUISIANA

80.00%

MAINE

79.30%

MARYLAND

76.40%

MASSACHUSETTS

77.00%

MICHIGAN

80.40%

MINNESOTA

78.00%

MISSISSIPPI

85.20%

MISSOURI

79.90%

MONTANA

77.30%

NEBRASKA

79.00%

NEVADA

71.50%

NEW HAMPSHIRE

77.40%

NEW JERSEY

75.70%

NEW MEXICO

75.70%

NEW YORK

79.70%

NORTH CAROLINA

76.90%

NORTH DAKOTA

82.30%

OHIO

81.40%

OKLAHOMA

75.80%

OREGON

71.00%

PENNSYLVANIA

81.90%

RHODE ISLAND

81.00%

SOUTH CAROLINA

80.30%

SOUTH DAKOTA

84.20%

TENNESSEE

80.10%

TEXAS

76.80%

UTAH

75.00%

VERMONT

82.90%

VIRGINIA

79.00%

WASHINGTON

73.10%

WEST VIRGINIA

83.10%

WISCONSIN

78.30%

WYOMING

76.30%

1 In cooperation with the Census Bureau, the IRS estimates that nationally 79% (TY2010 data) of all eligible taxpayers receive the EITC (a range of 78% to 80%) –implying that approximately 21% do not claim the credit they deserve. A major break-through in the study of EITC Participation Rate was accomplished with the estimation of state level participation rates based on the American Community Survey (ACS). While the ACS data does not allow for as precise a determination of EITC eligibility as the Current Population Survey (CPS) data, the state estimates produce a picture that allows interested parties to observe differences in state level taxpayer participation rates. The EITC Office uses as the official estimate, the CPS national estimate, 79%, with the ACS estimates as supplementary source of information.
 

Source: TY2010 IRS-ACS Match- Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications, U.S. Census Bureau in collaboration with IRS.

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