Those who qualify to claim EITC on their federal income tax return, may also be eligible for a similar credit from their state or local government. Twenty-five states, the District of Columbia and New York City offer their residents an earned income or similar credit.
See Our page, States and Local Governments that have EITC Programs for helpful links and more information. Please direct questions about eligibility or how to claim state or local credits to the listed state/local tax authorities.
The IRS, states and 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 non-government sites that provide additional state-related EITC information
Note: The city of San Francisco has a WFC, Working Families Credit. Part of the program is to actively promote the Federal EITC program. The State of Washington created a refundable EITC but has not funded the program. For news about the credit check the State's website.