Statistics for Tax Returns with EITC

Nationwide in 2013, over 27 million received over $63 billion in EITC for the 2012 tax year.

The average amount of EITC received nationwide was $2,335.1

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

528 K

$1.4 B

$2,662

ALASKA

50 K

$100 M

$1,993

ARIZONA

565 K

$1.4 B

$2,444

ARKANSAS

306 K

$757 M

$2,469

CALIFORNIA 

3 M

$7.1 B

$2,302

COLORADO

361 K

$760 M

$2,103

CONNECTICUT

217 K

$447 M

$2,061

DELAWARE

73 K

$163 M

$2,244

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

53 K

$119 M

$2,225

FLORIDA

2 M

$5 B

$2,386

GEORGIA

1 M

$2.9 B

$2,607

HAWAII

112 K

$237 M

$2,120

IDAHO

136 K

$303 M

$2,221

ILLINOIS

1 M

$2.4 B

$2,360

INDIANA

555 K

$1.3 B

$2,274

IOWA

212 K

$446 M

$2,106

KANSAS

217 K

$481 M

$2,221

KENTUCKY

408 K

$932 M

$2,283

LOUISIANA

529 K

$1.4 B

$2,656

MAINE

103 K

$203 M

$1,961

MARYLAND

412 K

$913 M

$2,216

MASSACHUSETTS

403 K

$798 M

$1,979

MICHIGAN

827 K

$1.9 B

$2,319

MINNESOTA

347 K

$709 M

$2,044

MISSISSIPPI

399 K

$1.1 B

$2,725

MISSOURI

524 K

$1.2 B

$2,302

MONTANA

83 K

$167 M

$2,021

NEBRASKA

136 K

$300 M

$2,197

NEVADA

237 K

$544 M

$2,295

NEW HAMPSHIRE

81 K

$151 M

$1,866

NEW JERSEY

583 K

$1.3 B

$2,196

NEW MEXICO

218 K

506 M

$2,322

NEW YORK

1.7 M

$3.9 B

$2,244

NORTH CAROLINA

930 K

$2.2 B

$2,390

NORTH DAKOTA

43 K

$87 M

$1,994

OHIO

966 K

$2.2 B

$2,293

OKLAHOMA

343 K

$811 M

$2,367

OREGON

283 K

$574 M

$2,025

PENNSYLVANIA

925 K

$1.95 B

$2,113

RHODE ISLAND

82 K

$179 M

$2,180

SOUTH CAROLINA

498 K

$1.2 B

$2,433

SOUTH DAKOTA

66 K

$138 M

$2,084

TENNESSEE

662 K

$1.6 B

$2,414

TEXAS

2.6 M

$6.8 B

$2,589

UTAH

197 K

$448 M

$2,269

VERMONT

47 K

$85 M

$1,824

VIRGINIA

610 K

$1.4 B

$2,223

WASHINGTON

453 K

$941 M

$2,080

WEST VIRGINIA

158 K

$339 M

$2,145

WISCONSIN

393 K

$825 M

$2,099

WYOMING

40 K

$80.5 M

$1,991

INTERNATIONAL 28 K $64.9 M $2,282

1Source - Calendar Year Report, December 2013.

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: 12-Feb-2014