Statistics for Tax Returns with EITC

Nationwide, last year, more than 27 million eligible workers and families received more than $67 billion in EITC.1

The average amount of EITC received nationwide was about $2,455.1

State2 Number of EITC Claims2 Total EITC Amount2 Average EITC Amount2
ALABAMA

498 K

$1.4 B

$2,825

ALASKA

45 K

$94.6 M

$2,106

ARIZONA

572 K

$1.5 B

$2,612

ARKANSAS

295 K

$785 M

$2,660

CALIFORNIA 

3 M

$7.3 B

$2,409

COLORADO

351 K

$777 M

$2,213

CONNECTICUT

219 K

$484 M

$2,212

DELAWARE

73 K

$176 M

$2,394

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

53 K

$124 M

$2,337

FLORIDA

2.1 M

$5.2 B

$2,534

GEORGIA

1.1 M

$3.0 B

$2,800

HAWAII

104 K

$230 M

$2,210

IDAHO

130 K

$304 M

$2,341

ILLINOIS

994 K

$2.5 B

$2,520

INDIANA

544 K

$1.3 B

$2,429

IOWA

206 K

$470 M

$2,279

KANSAS

207 K

$496 M

$2,394

KENTUCKY

397 K

$968 M

$2,436

LOUISIANA

506 K

$1.4 B

$2,862

MAINE

99 K

$209 M

$2,108

MARYLAND

412 K

$973 M

$2,366

MASSACHUSETTS

398 K

$838 M

$2,107

MICHIGAN

788 K

$2.0 B

$2,488

MINNESOTA

334 K

$737 M

$2,210

MISSISSIPPI

378 K

$1.1 B

$2,917

MISSOURI

500 K

$1.2 B

$2,459

MONTANA

76 K

$166 M

$2,168

NEBRASKA

132 K

$313 M

$2,361

NEVADA

249 K

$616 M

$2,476

NEW HAMPSHIRE

75 K

$150 M

$1,992

NEW JERSEY

593 K

$1.4 B

$2,349

NEW MEXICO

210 K

$522 M

$2,485

NEW YORK

1.7 M

$4.1 B

$2,366

NORTH CAROLINA

921 K

$2.3 B

$2,523

NORTH DAKOTA

42 K

$90 M

$2,136

OHIO

939 K

$2.3 B

$2,449

OKLAHOMA

331 K

$844 M

$2,548

OREGON

274 K

$586 M

$2,136

PENNSYLVANIA

919 K

$2.1 B

$2,271

RHODE ISLAND

82 K

$190 M

$2,305

SOUTH CAROLINA

485 K

$1.3 B

$2,592

SOUTH DAKOTA

61 K

$137 M

$2,249

TENNESSEE

640 K

$1.6 B

$2,573

TEXAS

2.6 M

$7.1 B

$2,749

UTAH

188 K

$444 M

$2,357

VERMONT

43 K

$85 M

$1,957

VIRGINIA

606 K

$1.4 B

$2,352

WASHINGTON

436 K

$956 M

$2,190

WEST VIRGINIA

155 K

$357 M

$2,305

WISCONSIN

376 K

$849 M

$2,256

WYOMING

36 K

$77 M

$2,150

INTERNATIONAL 20 K $43 M $2,208

1Source - Calendar Year Report, January 2017.

2Source - Calendar Half Year Report, June 2016. Historically, half year data represents over 95 percent of EITC returns.

Prior Tax Year Statistics

 

Additional EITC Reference Material on this Site

 
  • EITC Key Messages - using the same key messages makes our collaborative efforts more powerful

  • EITC Fast Facts - facts you can use in letters to local editors, newsletter articles, feature stories or on websites and Face book pages. And facts you can rely on as accurate.

  • Tips for Writing a Feature Story -  create your own feature article using these handy tips

EITC Participation Rate by State

In cooperation with the Census Bureau, the IRS estimates that nationally 79% (TY2010 data) of all eligible taxpayers receive the EITC (a range of 78% to 80%) –implying that approximately 21% do not claim the credit they deserve. A major break-through in the study of EITC Participation Rate was accomplished with the estimation of state level participation rates based on the American Community Survey (ACS)
 

More EITC Interactive Data

The Brookings Institute has a very good EITC interactive database on its site. You can display and download ZIP code-level tax return information for states, metro areas, counties, cities, and state legislative and congressional districts for tax years 2011 through 2013. This site also has a nation-wide profile of those eligible for the credit.

 

 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 17-Apr-2017