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Put the Earned Income Tax Credit to Work for You

Did you know you could be eligible to get more money back from the IRS - as much as $6,044?

If you earned less than $51,567 from wages, self-employment, or farming last year, you may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit  - or EITC. You may be eligible for more if your state also offers EITC.

EITC can be a benefit for working people like you, your family and community. You may be among the millions who will qualify for the first time because of a change in your financial, marital or parental status in 2013.

EITC eligibility is based on several factors, including the amount of earned and other types of income, or combined income if married and whether you have one or more qualifying children. Workers without children may also qualify.

You must file and claim the credit to get it. To find out if you are qualified to receive Earned Income Tax Credit, use the online EITC Assistant to estimate the amount of credit you are entitled to claim.

Get free help preparing your EITC tax return. The IRS offers several free options to claim EITC, such as FreeFile and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. FreeFile allows you to prepare and e-file your own tax return. Free help preparing EITC tax returns is also available at many volunteer income tax assistance sites. Locate a volunteer site near you on IRS.GOV and selecting the VITA Locator tool or call the IRS at 1-800-906-9887.

You worked and earned it. Now put The Earned Income Tax Credit to work for you. Visit to learn more about EITC.  


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