EITC Participation Rate by States

Participation Rate by State1 Tax Year 20171 Tax Year 20161 Tax Year 20151 Tax Year 20141 Tax Year 20131 Tax Year 20121 Tax Year 20111
ALABAMA 78.5% 79.8% 82.0% 82.1% 81.9% 82.1% 81.0%
ALASKA 73.3% 71.9% 72.8% 76.7% 78.5% 75.6% 81.2%
ARIZONA 76.5% 76.7% 76.5% 77.4% 77.0% 76.6% 75.7%
ARKANSAS 79.5% 80.0% 80.0% 80.6% 81.6% 81.6% 80.8%
CALIFORNIA  73.0% 73.8% 74.7% 75.8% 75.4% 74.3% 73.1%
COLORADO 73.3% 74.5% 73.8% 74.5% 73.9% 73.5% 74.9%
CONNECTICUT 78.2% 78.6% 79.2% 78.6% 78.9% 81.3% 77.7%
DELAWARE 78.5% 74.0% 78.5% 79.4% 82.3% 82.0% 83.6%
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 77.3% 71.0% 82.0% 71.9% 72.2% 75.2% 76.1%
FLORIDA 81.3% 81.7% 82.0% 82.1% 83.4% 82.8% 82.6%
GEORGIA 78.0% 79.9% 80.9% 81.2% 80.8% 80.8% 79.1%
HAWAII 77.8% 81.7% 80.9% 82.5% 84.9% 80.2% 79.9%
IDAHO 78.5% 78.5% 78.5% 81.2% 80.1% 83.2% 78.3%
ILLINOIS 78.2% 78.5% 78.3% 79.0% 79.2% 78.5% 77.5%
INDIANA 79.8% 79.5% 81.8% 80.5% 82.8% 80.7% 80.7%
IOWA 76.9% 79.3% 78.7% 79.2% 79.6% 79.1% 78.7%
KANSAS 76.0% 74.9% 77.3% 77.1% 79.8% 78.3% 79.2%
KENTUCKY 80.1% 81.5% 82.0% 80.5% 81.1% 82.7% 81.9%
LOUISIANA 77.7% 80.4% 79.2% 80.2% 80.5% 81.7% 81.4%
MAINE 75.4% 77.9% 79.5% 81.0% 77.9% 81.5% 80.4%
MARYLAND 74.1% 78.3% 78.8% 77.6% 78.7% 78.3% 79.4%
MASSACHUSETTS 78.1% 79.4% 80.8% 80.0% 79.8% 79.7% 78.1%
MICHIGAN 80.4% 80.4% 80.9% 80.9% 82.0% 81.6% 81.9%
MINNESOTA 78.3% 78.9% 78.9% 78.7% 80.6% 79.7% 79.4%
MISSISSIPPI 80.5% 82.4% 84.8% 84.1% 84.7% 84.5% 84.3%
MISSOURI 78.5% 78.4% 80.7% 80.3% 80.0% 80.9% 81.0%
MONTANA 77.1% 78.7% 77.4% 76.0% 76.5% 78.4% 80.3%
NEBRASKA 77.6% 82.4% 76.9% 79.9% 78.1% 80.2% 77.6%
NEVADA 74.8% 74.6% 75.3% 76.3% 75.4% 73.7% 73.6%
NEW HAMPSHIRE 74.3% 74.6% 80.6% 78.4% 79.9% 79.3% 81.5%
NEW JERSEY 76.9% 77.5% 78.8% 78.6% 77.2% 79.1% 77.8%
NEW MEXICO 78.7% 78.2% 75.3% 80.8% 82.1% 81.1% 81.8%
NEW YORK 81.4% 81.7% 82.5% 82.4% 82.9% 82.8% 82.5%
NORTH CAROLINA 76.7% 79.9% 80.2% 80.0% 81.0% 81.0% 77.2%
NORTH DAKOTA 77.3% 78.2% 82.9% 83.0% 80.4% 76.1% 82.4%
OHIO 80.1% 81.3% 82.3% 82.6% 82.0% 81.6% 82.5%
OKLAHOMA 75.4% 74.2% 76.7% 76.1% 77.5% 78.1% 78.4%
OREGON 73.1% 73.4% 75.5% 72.5% 74.4% 73.4% 72.6%
PENNSYLVANIA 81.8% 80.9% 82.4% 82.0% 82.6% 82.2% 81.7%
RHODE ISLAND 82.3% 85.8% 84.3% 82.8% 81.3% 81.2% 84.9%
SOUTH CAROLINA 77.4% 78.4% 79.6% 80.9% 81.9% 84.5% 82.0%
SOUTH DAKOTA 81.5% 82.8% 77.2% 82.5% 84.6% 81.1% 83.0%
TENNESSEE 80.4% 81.4% 81.8% 80.9% 83.2% 83.0% 82.0%
TEXAS 77.8% 77.8% 78.5% 79.1% 79.5% 79.1% 78.3%
UTAH 75.4% 75.0% 74.9% 75.2% 76.3% 77.3% 75.3%
VERMONT 83.3% 84.0% 80.3% 80.7% 81.9% 80.6% 79.0%
VIRGINIA 78.8% 78.7% 79.5% 80.5% 81.1% 80.7% 79.8%
WASHINGTON 74.4% 74.8% 75.3% 76.9% 78.0% 76.8% 76.4%
WEST VIRGINIA 80.4% 80.9% 82.2% 83.2% 82.6% 81.1% 83.4%
WISCONSIN 77.8% 79.6% 79.1% 80.0% 78.8% 78.4% 79.9%
WYOMING 77.8% 74.6% 76.9% 79.8% 78.1% 78.6% 77.7%

1The national EITC participation rate range is approximately 78% (TY2017), estimated in cooperation with the Census Bureau. 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). While the ACS data does not allow for as precise a determination of EITC eligibility as the Current Population Survey (CPS) data, the state estimates allow interested parties to observe differences in state level taxpayer participation rates. The official national estimate is based on the CPS, with the ACS estimates as supplementary source of information.

 Source: IRS-ACS Match- Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications, U.S. Census Bureau in collaboration with IRS, (TY2017, TY2016, TY2015,TY2014, TY2013, TY2012 and TY2011 Report).

 

 

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