EITC Participation Rate by States Tax Years 2011 through 2018

Approximately, 22% of all eligible taxpayers in TY2018 didn’t claim the earned income tax credit.

The following table shows the percentage of eligible residents in the individual states, who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The states’ participation rates are based on the matching of IRS data to the American Economic Survey. The participation rate is estimated by the Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications, U.S. Census Bureau in collaboration with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The national and/or states EITC participation rates, are based on a methodology, matching IRS administrative records to the Census Bureau survey data, i.e., to the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS-ASEC) and/or the American Community Survey (ACS). (TY2018, TY2017, TY2016, TY2015, TY2014, TY2013, TY2012 and TY2011 EITC Participation Reports).

Participation Rate by State Tax Year 2018 Tax Year 2017 Tax Year 2016 Tax Year 2015 Tax Year 2014 Tax Year 2013 Tax Year 2012 Tax Year 2011
National 78.1% 77.8% 78.6% 79.2% 79.4% 79.9% 79.7% 79.0%
ALABAMA 78.6% 78.5% 79.8% 82.0% 82.1% 81.9% 82.1% 81.0%
ALASKA 70.0% 73.3% 71.9% 72.8% 76.7% 78.5% 75.6% 81.2%
ARIZONA 76.4% 76.5% 76.7% 76.5% 77.4% 77.0% 76.6% 75.7%
ARKANSAS 78.1% 79.5% 80.0% 80.0% 80.6% 81.6% 81.6% 80.8%
CALIFORNIA  73.4% 73.0% 73.8% 74.7% 75.8% 75.4% 74.3% 73.1%
COLORADO 73.5% 73.3% 74.5% 73.8% 74.5% 73.9% 73.5% 74.9%
CONNECTICUT 77.9% 78.2% 78.6% 79.2% 78.6% 78.9% 81.3% 77.7%
DELAWARE 80.4% 78.5% 74.0% 78.5% 79.4% 82.3% 82.0% 83.6%
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 75.5% 77.3% 71.0% 82.0% 71.9% 72.2% 75.2% 76.1%
FLORIDA 81.4% 81.3% 81.7% 82.0% 82.1% 83.4% 82.8% 82.6%
GEORGIA 77.3% 78.0% 79.9% 80.9% 81.2% 80.8% 80.8% 79.1%
HAWAII 77.8% 77.8% 81.7% 80.9% 82.5% 84.9% 80.2% 79.9%
IDAHO 79.0% 78.5% 78.5% 78.5% 81.2% 80.1% 83.2% 78.3%
ILLINOIS 78.4% 78.2% 78.5% 78.3% 79.0% 79.2% 78.5% 77.5%
INDIANA 80.3% 79.8% 79.5% 81.8% 80.5% 82.8% 80.7% 80.7%
IOWA 75.5% 76.9% 79.3% 78.7% 79.2% 79.6% 79.1% 78.7%
KANSAS 78.0% 76.0% 74.9% 77.3% 77.1% 79.8% 78.3% 79.2%
KENTUCKY 79.9% 80.1% 81.5% 82.0% 80.5% 81.1% 82.7% 81.9%
LOUISIANA 78.2% 77.7% 80.4% 79.2% 80.2% 80.5% 81.7% 81.4%
MAINE 81.7% 75.4% 77.9% 79.5% 81.0% 77.9% 81.5% 80.4%
MARYLAND 75.6% 74.1% 78.3% 78.8% 77.6% 78.7% 78.3% 79.4%
MASSACHUSETTS 78.3% 78.1% 79.4% 80.8% 80.0% 79.8% 79.7% 78.1%
MICHIGAN 80.5% 80.4% 80.4% 80.9% 80.9% 82.0% 81.6% 81.9%
MINNESOTA 78.4% 78.3% 78.9% 78.9% 78.7% 80.6% 79.7% 79.4%
MISSISSIPPI 79.6% 80.5% 82.4% 84.8% 84.1% 84.7% 84.5% 84.3%
MISSOURI 78.2% 78.5% 78.4% 80.7% 80.3% 80.0% 80.9% 81.0%
MONTANA 77.7% 77.1% 78.7% 77.4% 76.0% 76.5% 78.4% 80.3%
NEBRASKA 80.7% 77.6% 82.4% 76.9% 79.9% 78.1% 80.2% 77.6%
NEVADA 74.7% 74.8% 74.6% 75.3% 76.3% 75.4% 73.7% 73.6%
NEW HAMPSHIRE 81.8% 74.3% 74.6% 80.6% 78.4% 79.9% 79.3% 81.5%
NEW JERSEY 78.1% 76.9% 77.5% 78.8% 78.6% 77.2% 79.1% 77.8%
NEW MEXICO 78.5% 78.7% 78.2% 75.3% 80.8% 82.1% 81.1% 81.8%
NEW YORK 82.5% 81.4% 81.7% 82.5% 82.4% 82.9% 82.8% 82.5%
NORTH CAROLINA 77.7% 76.7% 79.9% 80.2% 80.0% 81.0% 81.0% 77.2%
NORTH DAKOTA 82.5% 77.3% 78.2% 82.9% 83.0% 80.4% 76.1% 82.4%
OHIO 79.9% 80.1% 81.3% 82.3% 82.6% 82.0% 81.6% 82.5%
OKLAHOMA 76.1% 75.4% 74.2% 76.7% 76.1% 77.5% 78.1% 78.4%
OREGON 73.2% 73.1% 73.4% 75.5% 72.5% 74.4% 73.4% 72.6%
PENNSYLVANIA 80.3% 81.8% 80.9% 82.4% 82.0% 82.6% 82.2% 81.7%
RHODE ISLAND 79.2% 82.3% 85.8% 84.3% 82.8% 81.3% 81.2% 84.9%
SOUTH CAROLINA 80.2% 77.4% 78.4% 79.6% 80.9% 81.9% 84.5% 82.0%
SOUTH DAKOTA 82.7% 81.5% 82.8% 77.2% 82.5% 84.6% 81.1% 83.0%
TENNESSEE 80.4% 80.4% 81.4% 81.8% 80.9% 83.2% 83.0% 82.0%
TEXAS 78.1% 77.8% 77.8% 78.5% 79.1% 79.5% 79.1% 78.3%
UTAH 75.3% 75.4% 75.0% 74.9% 75.2% 76.3% 77.3% 75.3%
VERMONT 78.2% 83.3% 84.0% 80.3% 80.7% 81.9% 80.6% 79.0%
VIRGINIA 78.3% 78.8% 78.7% 79.5% 80.5% 81.1% 80.7% 79.8%
WASHINGTON 73.8% 74.4% 74.8% 75.3% 76.9% 78.0% 76.8% 76.4%
WEST VIRGINIA 81.8% 80.4% 80.9% 82.2% 83.2% 82.6% 81.1% 83.4%
WISCONSIN 78.0% 77.8% 79.6% 79.1% 80.0% 78.8% 78.4% 79.9%
WYOMING 74.9% 77.8% 74.6% 76.9% 79.8% 78.1% 78.6% 77.7%