EITC Participation Rate by States

 

Participation Rate by State1 Tax Year 2012 Tax Year 2011 Tax Year 2010 Tax Year 2009 Tax Year 2008
ALABAMA 82.1% 81.0%

79.9%

82.1%

78.2%

ALASKA 75.6% 81.2%

76.2%

71.0%

68.5%

ARIZONA 76.6% 75.7%

74.5%

76.9%

76.2%

ARKANSAS 81.6% 80.8%

80.9%

81.7%

78.5%

CALIFORNIA  74.3% 73.1%

71.0%

78.6%

75.5%

COLORADO 73.5% 74.9%

71.6%

75.5%

74.3%

CONNECTICUT 81.3% 77.7%

77.1%

79.6%

77.3%

DELAWARE 82.0% 83.6%

77.9%

79.8%

78.7%

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 75.2% 76.1%

74.0%

75.0%

71.1%

FLORIDA 82.8% 82.6%

81.0%

81.0%

78.8%

GEORGIA 80.8% 79.1%

79.0%

81.2%

78.8%

HAWAII 80.2% 79.9%

81.1%

81.8%

77.7%

IDAHO 83.2% 78.3%

83.2%

80.1%

78.0%

ILLINOIS 78.5% 77.5%

77.7%

81.5%

79.5%

INDIANA 80.7% 80.7%

81.0%

83.0%

81.1%

IOWA 79.1% 78.7%

79.3%

80.8%

78.2%

KANSAS 78.3% 79.2%

78.2%

78.0%

80.2%

KENTUCKY 82.7% 81.9%

79.6%

81.4%

79.3%

LOUISIANA 81.7% 81.4%

80.0%

80.4%

79.9%

MAINE 81.5% 80.4%

79.3%

81.4%

76.6%

MARYLAND 78.3% 79.4%

76.4%

80.0%

78.2%

MASSACHUSETTS 79.7% 78.1%

77.0%

78.0%

76.2%

MICHIGAN 81.6% 81.9%

80.4%

81.0%

79.4%

MINNESOTA 79.7% 79.4% 78.0% 79.3% 78.3%
MISSISSIPPI 84.5% 84.3% 85.2% 83.1% 82.8%
MISSOURI 80.9% 81.0% 79.9% 80.2% 79.5%
MONTANA 78.4% 80.3% 77.3% 74.6% 78.2%
NEBRASKA 80.2% 77.6% 79.0% 83.3% 79.0%
NEVADA 73.7% 73.6% 71.5% 76.9% 74.0%
NEW HAMPSHIRE 79.3% 81.5% 77.4% 80.3% 72.3%
NEW JERSEY 79.1% 77.8% 75.7% 79.7% 77.8%
NEW MEXICO 81.1% 81.8% 75.7% 81.4% 78.5%
NEW YORK 82.8% 82.5% 79.7% 82.6% 81.8%
NORTH CAROLINA 81.0% 77.2% 76.9% 79.9% 78.4%
NORTH DAKOTA 76.1% 82.4% 82.3% 80.4% 80.8%
OHIO 81.6% 82.5% 81.4% 82.0% 79.7%
OKLAHOMA 78.1% 78.4% 75.8% 78.2% 77.8%
OREGON 73.4% 72.6% 71.0% 74.7% 72.3%
PENNSYLVANIA 82.2% 81.7% 81.9% 81.7% 80.7%
RHODE ISLAND 81.2% 84.9% 81.0% 83.1% 81.2%
SOUTH CAROLINA 84.5% 82.0% 80.3% 81.1% 79.6%
SOUTH DAKOTA 81.1% 83.0% 84.2% 77.8% 79.8%
TENNESSEE 83.0% 82.0% 80.1% 81.2% 80.9%
TEXAS 79.1% 78.3% 76.8% 80.9% 80.2%
UTAH 77.3% 75.3% 75.0% 78.2% 73.9%
VERMONT 80.6% 79.0% 82.9% 82.6% 82.3%
VIRGINIA 80.7% 79.8% 79.0% 79.5% 79.4%
WASHINGTON 76.8% 76.4% 73.1% 76.5% 76.0%
WEST VIRGINIA 81.1% 83.4% 83.1% 80.0% 81.9%
WISCONSIN 78.4% 79.9% 78.3% 81.7% 78.5%
WYOMING 78.6% 77.7% 76.3% 73.6% 73.6%

1The national EITC participation rate is 80% (TY2012), estimated in cooperation with the Census Bureau. 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 allow interested parties to observe differences in state level taxpayer participation rates. The official estimate is the CPS national estimate of 80% (TY2012), with the ACS estimates as supplementary source of information.

Source: IRS-ACS Match- Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications, U.S. Census Bureau in collaboration with IRS, (TY2012 and TY2011 Reports).

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