Statistical Sample

For Tax Year 2019 EITC Returns Processed in 20201

25 million workers and families received about $62 billion in EITC

  • 27% received EITC without a qualifying child
  • 36% received EITC with one qualifying child
  • 25% received EITC with two qualifying children
  • 13% received EITC with three or more qualifying children

 

Average amount of EITC received nationwide was about $2,461

 

EITC Recipients by Filing Status

  • Single 31%
  • Head of Household 49%
  • Married Filing Jointly and Qualifying Widow(er) 21%

 

EITC Returns by Filing Method:

  • Paper, 4%
  • E-File, 96%

 

EITC Returns by Preparation Methods

  • Paid Preparer, 49%
  • Self-Prepared, 49%
  • Other (volunteer and IRS-reviewed) is 2% or less

 

 1EITC Calendar Year Report, December 2020.