Awareness Day is an event organized by the IRS and its partners to educate the public about the EITC and requirements to claim the credit. The goal is to raise awareness of EITC to ensure every qualified worker claims and receives their EITC. We also ask you to join us in getting the right message out about the CTC/ACTC and the AOTC to the right people who deserve the credits.
EITC could put an extra $2 or up to $6,318 into the pockets of eligible taxpayers (even more if they live in a state with a similar state credit). This is money taxpayers can use to make their lives a little easier now or money they can put away for a rainy day. But, workers must file a tax return and claim the credit to receive it. And, that all begins with awareness of EITC.
Range of EITC for 2017 Tax Year
The amount of EITC is based on income, filing status, and the number of qualifying children.
|Number of Qualifying Children||For Single/Head of Household or Qualifying Widow(er), Income Must be Less Than||For Married Filing Jointly, Income Must be Less Than||Range of EITC|
|No Child||$15,010||$20,600||$2 to $510|
$9 to $3,400
$10 to $5,616
|Three or More Children||$48,340||$53,930||$11 to $6,318|
Useful Links Regarding Earned Income Tax Credit and Assistance
- Learn about the Earned Income Tax Credit and qualifications
- Download the EITC Fast Facts document
- Use the EITC Assistant to determine eligibility and compute the credit
- Locate the nearest of 1,200 volunteer assistance sites for help preparing tax returns
- Find information on what documents to bring for help or get ready before you file your own return
- e-File your taxes free using Free File
- Learn how to split your refund and send some to savings or buy savings bonds
- See and hear EITC public service announcements