If your clients qualify to claim EITC on their federal income tax return, they may also be eligible for a similar credit on their state or local income tax return. Twenty-two states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and Montgomery County, Maryland offer their residents an earned income tax credit.
Click here for a list of states and local governments with EITC. Questions about eligibility or how to claim EITC on a state or local return should be directed to your state/local tax authorities.
The IRS, state / local taxing authorities, and community organizations work together to increase awareness of, and participation in, both federal and local EITC. This is done through a combination of the annual EITC Awareness Day, publicity throughout the year, and through web sites of scores of organizations. Specific objectives of IRS activity with states are to:
The following are some private sites that provide state-related EITC information (as of December 2008)
National Center for Children in Poverty - State information page
Tax Credit Resources--State EITC