EITC Participation Rate by States

Participation Rate by State1 Tax Year 20151 Tax Year 20141 Tax Year 20131 Tax Year 20121 Tax Year 20111 Tax Year 20101 Tax Year 20091 Tax Year 20081
ALABAMA 82.0% 82.1% 81.9% 82.1% 81.0%

79.9%

82.1%

78.2%

ALASKA 72.8% 76.7% 78.5% 75.6% 81.2%

76.2%

71.0%

68.5%

ARIZONA 76.5% 77.4% 77.0% 76.6% 75.7%

74.5%

76.9%

76.2%

ARKANSAS 80.0% 80.6% 81.6% 81.6% 80.8%

80.9%

81.7%

78.5%

CALIFORNIA  74.7% 75.8% 75.4% 74.3% 73.1%

71.0%

78.6%

75.5%

COLORADO 73.8% 74.5% 73.9% 73.5% 74.9%

71.6%

75.5%

74.3%

CONNECTICUT 79.2% 78.6% 78.9% 81.3% 77.7%

77.1%

79.6%

77.3%

DELAWARE 78.5% 79.4% 82.3% 82.0% 83.6%

77.9%

79.8%

78.7%

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

74.0%

75.0%

71.1%

FLORIDA 82.0% 82.1% 83.4% 82.8% 82.6%

81.0%

81.0%

78.8%

GEORGIA 80.9% 81.2% 80.8% 80.8% 79.1%

79.0%

81.2%

78.8%

HAWAII 80.9% 82.5% 84.9% 80.2% 79.9%

81.1%

81.8%

77.7%

IDAHO 78.5% 81.2% 80.1% 83.2% 78.3%

83.2%

80.1%

78.0%

ILLINOIS 78.3% 79.0% 79.2% 78.5% 77.5%

77.7%

81.5%

79.5%

INDIANA 81.8% 80.5% 82.8% 80.7% 80.7%

81.0%

83.0%

81.1%

IOWA 78.7% 79.2% 79.6% 79.1% 78.7%

79.3%

80.8%

78.2%

KANSAS 77.3% 77.1% 79.8% 78.3% 79.2%

78.2%

78.0%

80.2%

KENTUCKY 82.0% 80.5% 81.1% 82.7% 81.9%

79.6%

81.4%

79.3%

LOUISIANA 79.2% 80.2% 80.5% 81.7% 81.4%

80.0%

80.4%

79.9%

MAINE 79.5% 81.0% 77.9% 81.5% 80.4%

79.3%

81.4%

76.6%

MARYLAND 78.8% 77.6% 78.7% 78.3% 79.4%

76.4%

80.0%

78.2%

MASSACHUSETTS 80.8% 80.0% 79.8% 79.7% 78.1%

77.0%

78.0%

76.2%

MICHIGAN 80.9% 80.9% 82.0% 81.6% 81.9%

80.4%

81.0%

79.4%

MINNESOTA 78.9% 78.7% 80.6% 79.7% 79.4% 78.0% 79.3% 78.3%
MISSISSIPPI 84.8% 84.1% 84.7% 84.5% 84.3% 85.2% 83.1% 82.8%
MISSOURI 80.7% 80.3% 80.0% 80.9% 81.0% 79.9% 80.2% 79.5%
MONTANA 77.4% 76.0% 76.5% 78.4% 80.3% 77.3% 74.6% 78.2%
NEBRASKA 76.9% 79.9% 78.1% 80.2% 77.6% 79.0% 83.3% 79.0%
NEVADA 75.3% 76.3% 75.4% 73.7% 73.6% 71.5% 76.9% 74.0%
NEW HAMPSHIRE 80.6% 78.4% 79.9% 79.3% 81.5% 77.4% 80.3% 72.3%
NEW JERSEY 78.8% 78.6% 77.2% 79.1% 77.8% 75.7% 79.7% 77.8%
NEW MEXICO 75.3% 80.8% 82.1% 81.1% 81.8% 75.7% 81.4% 78.5%
NEW YORK 82.5% 82.4% 82.9% 82.8% 82.5% 79.7% 82.6% 81.8%
NORTH CAROLINA 80.2% 80.0% 81.0% 81.0% 77.2% 76.9% 79.9% 78.4%
NORTH DAKOTA 82.9% 83.0% 80.4% 76.1% 82.4% 82.3% 80.4% 80.8%
OHIO 82.3% 82.6% 82.0% 81.6% 82.5% 81.4% 82.0% 79.7%
OKLAHOMA 76.7% 76.1% 77.5% 78.1% 78.4% 75.8% 78.2% 77.8%
OREGON 75.5% 72.5% 74.4% 73.4% 72.6% 71.0% 74.7% 72.3%
PENNSYLVANIA 82.4% 82.0% 82.6% 82.2% 81.7% 81.9% 81.7% 80.7%
RHODE ISLAND 84.3% 82.8% 81.3% 81.2% 84.9% 81.0% 83.1% 81.2%
SOUTH CAROLINA 79.6% 80.9% 81.9% 84.5% 82.0% 80.3% 81.1% 79.6%
SOUTH DAKOTA 77.2% 82.5% 84.6% 81.1% 83.0% 84.2% 77.8% 79.8%
TENNESSEE 81.8% 80.9% 83.2% 83.0% 82.0% 80.1% 81.2% 80.9%
TEXAS 78.5% 79.1% 79.5% 79.1% 78.3% 76.8% 80.9% 80.2%
UTAH 74.9% 75.2% 76.3% 77.3% 75.3% 75.0% 78.2% 73.9%
VERMONT 80.3% 80.7% 81.9% 80.6% 79.0% 82.9% 82.6% 82.3%
VIRGINIA 79.5% 80.5% 81.1% 80.7% 79.8% 79.0% 79.5% 79.4%
WASHINGTON 75.3% 76.9% 78.0% 76.8% 76.4% 73.1% 76.5% 76.0%
WEST VIRGINIA 82.2% 83.2% 82.6% 81.1% 83.4% 83.1% 80.0% 81.9%
WISCONSIN 79.1% 80.0% 78.8% 78.4% 79.9% 78.3% 81.7% 78.5%
WYOMING 76.9% 79.8% 78.1% 78.6% 77.7% 76.3% 73.6% 73.6%

1The national EITC participation rate range from 77% to 80% (TY2015), estimated in cooperation with the Census Bureau. The TY2015 estimates based on the Current Population Survey (CPS) is 78%, while the TY 2015 estimate based on the American Community Survey (ACS) is 79.2%. 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, (TY2015,TY2014, TY2013, TY2012 and TY2011 Report).

 

 

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