Statistics for Tax Returns with EITC

Nationwide as of July 2014, over 27 million received over $65 billion in EITC for the 2013 tax year.

The average amount of EITC received nationwide was $2,407.1

State1 Number of EITC Claims1 Total EITC Amount1 Average EITC Amount1
ALABAMA

516 K

$1.4 B

$2,732

ALASKA

49 K

$99.5 M

$2,049

ARIZONA

566 K

$1.4 B

$2,530

ARKANSAS

302 K

$771 M

$2,552

CALIFORNIA 

3.1 M

$7.3 B

$2,373

COLORADO

358 K

$777 M

$2,174

CONNECTICUT

221 K

$472 M

$2,140

DELAWARE

73 K

$170 M

$2,309

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

54 K

$125 M

$2,316

FLORIDA

2 M

$5.2 B

$2,450

GEORGIA

1.1 M

$2.9 B

$2,692

HAWAII

110 K

$239 M

$2,175

IDAHO

135 K

$307 M

$2,283

ILLINOIS

1 M

$2.5 B

$2,437

INDIANA

558 K

$1.3 B

$2,346

IOWA

212 K

$462 M

$2,182

KANSAS

214 K

$494 M

$2,307

KENTUCKY

409 K

$961 M

$2,351

LOUISIANA

519 K

$1.4 B

$2,741

MAINE

102 K

$207 M

$2,035

MARYLAND

417 K

$958 M

$2,297

MASSACHUSETTS

406 K

$833 M

$2,050

MICHIGAN

823 K

$1.96 B

$2,387

MINNESOTA

344 K

$732 M

$2,124

MISSISSIPPI

390 K

$1.1 B

$2,817

MISSOURI

519 K

$1.2 B

$2,377

MONTANA

80 K

$168 M

$2,096

NEBRASKA

136 K

$310 M

$2,271

NEVADA

244 K

$579 M

$2,372

NEW HAMPSHIRE

79 K

$153 M

$1,926

NEW JERSEY

596 K

$1.4 B

$2,281

NEW MEXICO

214 K

$515 M

$2,405

NEW YORK

1.8 M

$4.1 B

$2,309

NORTH CAROLINA

931 K

$2.3 B

$2,462

NORTH DAKOTA

43 K

$87.3 M

$2,051

OHIO

963 K

$2.3 B

$2,364

OKLAHOMA

337 K

$825 M

$2,449

OREGON

279 K

$586 M

$2,101

PENNSYLVANIA

936 K

$2.0 B

$2,185

RHODE ISLAND

84 K

$190 M

$2,264

SOUTH CAROLINA

494 K

$1.2 B

$2,504

SOUTH DAKOTA

66 K

$141 M

$2,143

TENNESSEE

657 K

$1.6 B

$2,492

TEXAS

2.6 M

$7.0 B

$2,661

UTAH

195 K

$452 M

$2,320

VERMONT

45 K

$86 M

$1,894

VIRGINIA

614 K

$1.4 B

$2,287

WASHINGTON

448 K

$960 M

$2,145

WEST VIRGINIA

158 K

$349 M

$2,211

WISCONSIN

391 K

$848 M

$2,167

WYOMING

39 K

$79.5 M

$2,038

INTERNATIONAL 24 K $55 M $2,326

1Source - Calendar Year Report, July 2014.

Prior Year Statistics

 

Additional EITC Reference Material on this Site

 
  • EITC Key Messages - using the same key messages makes our collaborative efforts more powerful

  • EITC Fast Facts - facts you can use in letters to local editors, newsletter articles, feature stories or on websites and Facebook pages. And facts you can rely on as accurate.

  • Tips for Writing a Feature Story -  create your own feature article using these handy tips

EITC Participation Rate by State

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)
 

More EITC Interactive Data

The Brookings Institute has a very good EITC interactive database on its site. You can display and download ZIP code-level tax return information for states, metro areas, counties, cities, and state legislative and congressional districts for tax years 1997 through 2010. 

 

 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 14-Oct-2014