EITC Participation Rate by States

Participation Rate by State1 Tax Year 20161 Tax Year 20151 Tax Year 20141 Tax Year 20131 Tax Year 20121 Tax Year 20111 Tax Year 20101 Tax Year 20091
ALABAMA 79.8% 82.0% 82.1% 81.9% 82.1% 81.0%

79.9%

82.1%
ALASKA 71.9% 72.8% 76.7% 78.5% 75.6% 81.2%

76.2%

71.0%
ARIZONA 76.7% 76.5% 77.4% 77.0% 76.6% 75.7%

74.5%

76.9%
ARKANSAS 80.0% 80.0% 80.6% 81.6% 81.6% 80.8%

80.9%

81.7%
CALIFORNIA  73.8% 74.7% 75.8% 75.4% 74.3% 73.1%

71.0%

78.6%
COLORADO 74.5% 73.8% 74.5% 73.9% 73.5% 74.9%

71.6%

75.5%
CONNECTICUT 78.6% 79.2% 78.6% 78.9% 81.3% 77.7%

77.1%

79.6%
DELAWARE 74.0% 78.5% 79.4% 82.3% 82.0% 83.6%

77.9%

79.8%
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 71.0% 82.0% 71.9% 72.2% 75.2% 76.1%

74.0%

75.0%
FLORIDA 81.7% 82.0% 82.1% 83.4% 82.8% 82.6%

81.0%

81.0%
GEORGIA 79.9% 80.9% 81.2% 80.8% 80.8% 79.1%

79.0%

81.2%
HAWAII 81.7% 80.9% 82.5% 84.9% 80.2% 79.9%

81.1%

81.8%
IDAHO 78.5% 78.5% 81.2% 80.1% 83.2% 78.3%

83.2%

80.1%
ILLINOIS 78.5% 78.3% 79.0% 79.2% 78.5% 77.5%

77.7%

81.5%
INDIANA 79.5% 81.8% 80.5% 82.8% 80.7% 80.7%

81.0%

83.0%
IOWA 79.3% 78.7% 79.2% 79.6% 79.1% 78.7%

79.3%

80.8%
KANSAS 74.9% 77.3% 77.1% 79.8% 78.3% 79.2%

78.2%

78.0%
KENTUCKY 81.5% 82.0% 80.5% 81.1% 82.7% 81.9%

79.6%

81.4%
LOUISIANA 80.4% 79.2% 80.2% 80.5% 81.7% 81.4%

80.0%

80.4%
MAINE 77.9% 79.5% 81.0% 77.9% 81.5% 80.4%

79.3%

81.4%
MARYLAND 78.3% 78.8% 77.6% 78.7% 78.3% 79.4%

76.4%

80.0%
MASSACHUSETTS 79.4% 80.8% 80.0% 79.8% 79.7% 78.1%

77.0%

78.0%
MICHIGAN 80.4% 80.9% 80.9% 82.0% 81.6% 81.9%

80.4%

81.0%
MINNESOTA 78.9% 78.9% 78.7% 80.6% 79.7% 79.4% 78.0% 79.3%
MISSISSIPPI 82.4% 84.8% 84.1% 84.7% 84.5% 84.3% 85.2% 83.1%
MISSOURI 78.4% 80.7% 80.3% 80.0% 80.9% 81.0% 79.9% 80.2%
MONTANA 78.7% 77.4% 76.0% 76.5% 78.4% 80.3% 77.3% 74.6%
NEBRASKA 82.4% 76.9% 79.9% 78.1% 80.2% 77.6% 79.0% 83.3%
NEVADA 74.6% 75.3% 76.3% 75.4% 73.7% 73.6% 71.5% 76.9%
NEW HAMPSHIRE 74.6% 80.6% 78.4% 79.9% 79.3% 81.5% 77.4% 80.3%
NEW JERSEY 77.5% 78.8% 78.6% 77.2% 79.1% 77.8% 75.7% 79.7%
NEW MEXICO 78.2% 75.3% 80.8% 82.1% 81.1% 81.8% 75.7% 81.4%
NEW YORK 81.7% 82.5% 82.4% 82.9% 82.8% 82.5% 79.7% 82.6%
NORTH CAROLINA 79.9% 80.2% 80.0% 81.0% 81.0% 77.2% 76.9% 79.9%
NORTH DAKOTA 78.2% 82.9% 83.0% 80.4% 76.1% 82.4% 82.3% 80.4%
OHIO 81.3% 82.3% 82.6% 82.0% 81.6% 82.5% 81.4% 82.0%
OKLAHOMA 74.2% 76.7% 76.1% 77.5% 78.1% 78.4% 75.8% 78.2%
OREGON 73.4% 75.5% 72.5% 74.4% 73.4% 72.6% 71.0% 74.7%
PENNSYLVANIA 80.9% 82.4% 82.0% 82.6% 82.2% 81.7% 81.9% 81.7%
RHODE ISLAND 85.8% 84.3% 82.8% 81.3% 81.2% 84.9% 81.0% 83.1%
SOUTH CAROLINA 78.4% 79.6% 80.9% 81.9% 84.5% 82.0% 80.3% 81.1%
SOUTH DAKOTA 82.8% 77.2% 82.5% 84.6% 81.1% 83.0% 84.2% 77.8%
TENNESSEE 81.4% 81.8% 80.9% 83.2% 83.0% 82.0% 80.1% 81.2%
TEXAS 77.8% 78.5% 79.1% 79.5% 79.1% 78.3% 76.8% 80.9%
UTAH 75.0% 74.9% 75.2% 76.3% 77.3% 75.3% 75.0% 78.2%
VERMONT 84.0% 80.3% 80.7% 81.9% 80.6% 79.0% 82.9% 82.6%
VIRGINIA 78.7% 79.5% 80.5% 81.1% 80.7% 79.8% 79.0% 79.5%
WASHINGTON 74.8% 75.3% 76.9% 78.0% 76.8% 76.4% 73.1% 76.5%
WEST VIRGINIA 80.9% 82.2% 83.2% 82.6% 81.1% 83.4% 83.1% 80.0%
WISCONSIN 79.6% 79.1% 80.0% 78.8% 78.4% 79.9% 78.3% 81.7%
WYOMING 74.6% 76.9% 79.8% 78.1% 78.6% 77.7% 76.3% 73.6%

1The national EITC participation rate range is approximately 78% (TY2016), estimated in cooperation with the Census Bureau. The TY2016 estimates based on the Current Population Survey (CPS) is 78%, while the TY 2016 estimate based on the American Community Survey (ACS) is 78.6%. 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 estimate is based on the CPS, with the ACS estimated as supplementary source of information.

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

 

 

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