EITC Awareness Day

EITC Awareness Day is an event organized by the IRS and its partners to educate the public about the EITC and requirements to claim the credit. The goal is to raise awareness of EITC to ensure every qualified worker claims and receives their EITC.

EITC could put up to $5,891 into the pockets of eligible taxpayers (even more if they live in a state with a similar state credit). This is money taxpayers can use to make their lives a little easier now or money they can put away for a rainy day. But, taxpayers must file and claim the credit to receive it. And, that all begins with awareness of EITC.

Range of EITC for 2012 Tax Year

The amount of EITC is based on income, filing status, and the number of qualfiying children.


Number of Qualifying Children

For Single/Head of Household or Qualifying Widow(er), Income Must be Less Than

For Married Filing Jointly, Income Must be Less Than

Range of EITC

No Child



$2 to $475

One Child



$9 to $3,169

Two Children



$10 to $5,236

Three or More Children



$11 to $5,891

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 12-Jun-2014