Statistical Sample

For Tax Year 2012 EITC Returns Processed as of December 20131

  • Over 27 million working families and individuals received over $63 billion in EITC
    • 6.4 million without a qualifying child (24%) received $1.7 billion in EITC
    • Nearly 10 million working families and individuals with one qualifying child (37%) received over $22 billion in EITC
    • Over 7 million working families and individuals with two qualifying children (27%) received nearly $26 billion in EITC
    • 3.4 million working families and individuals with three or more qualifying children (13%) received over $13 billion in EITC
  • EITC Recipients by Filing Status: 
    • Single 28%
    • Head of Household 47%
    • Married Filing Jointly and Qualifying Widow(er) 25%
  • EITC Returns by Filing Method:
    • Paper, almost 8%
    • E-File  just over 92%
  • EITC Returns by Preparation Methods: 
    • Paid Preparer, just over 60%
    • Self-Prepared, nearly 40%
  • EITC Recipients
    • Urban 84%
    • Rural 16%

 

 1EITC Calendar Year Report,  December 2013

 

 

 

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