Statistical Sample

For Tax Year 2015 EITC Returns Processed in 20161

Over 27 million workers and families received more than $67 billion in EITC

  • 25% received EITC without a qualifying child
  • 37%  received EITC with one qualifying child
  • 26% received EITC with two qualifying children
  • 12% received EITC with three or more qualifying children

 

Average amount of EITC received nationwide was about $2,455

 

EITC Recipients by Filing Status

  • Single 29%
  • Head of Household 48%
  • Married Filing Jointly and Qualifying Widow(er) 23%

 

EITC Returns by Filing Method:

  • Paper,    6%
  • E-File,  94%

 

EITC Returns by Preparation Methods

  • Paid Preparer, 55%
  • Self-Prepared,  45%
  • Other (volunteer and IRS-reviewed) is less than 1%

 

 1EITC Calendar Year Report,  December 2016.