The IRS considers you an essential partner in helping individuals and families understand the complex EITC law and claim EITC only when appropriate. The number of individuals claiming EITC is high and the number of EITC claims paid out in error is also high. IRS estimates an error rate of 21 to 26 percent, or $15 billion paid out in error in 2011.
We are committed to providing you with the information and tools you need to prepare accurate and complete EITC returns. Our goal is to make sure everyone who is eligible for EITC gets it and get the correct amount.