Statistics for Tax Returns with EITC

Nationwide during 2018, 25 million eligible workers and families received about $63 billion in EITC

The average amount of EITC received nationwide was about $2,488

 

State Number of EITC Claims1 Total EITC Amount1

Average EITC Amount1

ALABAMA 471 K $1.3 B $2,841
ALASKA

45 K

$98 M

$2,165

ARIZONA

548 K

$1.4 B

$2,165

ARKANSAS

281 K

$757 M

$2,697

CALIFORNIA 

2.8 M

$6.6 B

$2,364

COLORADO

331 K

$732 M

$2,214

CONNECTICUT

213 K

$475 M

$2,234

DELAWARE

71 K

$171 M

$2,401

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

50 K

$117 M

$2,364

FLORIDA

2.0 M

$5.2 B

$2,533

GEORGIA

1.0 M

$2.9 B

$2,807

HAWAII

94 K

$206 M

$2,187

IDAHO

124 K

$288 M

$2,332

ILLINOIS

932 K

$2.3 B

$2,517

INDIANA

511 K

$1.2 B

$2,439

IOWA

195 K

$451 M

$2,306

KANSAS

196 K

$470 M

$2,399

KENTUCKY

378 K

$933 M

$2,467

LOUISIANA

484 K

$1.4 B

$2,897

MAINE

95 K

$199 M

$2,106

MARYLAND

388 K

$914 M

$2,356

MASSACHUSETTS

378 K

$804 M

$2,127

MICHIGAN

746 K

$1.9 B

$2,523

MINNESOTA

316 K

$702 M

$2,220

MISSISSIPPI

357 K

$1.0 B

$2,927

MISSOURI

474 K

$1.2 B

$2,473

MONTANA

73 K

$159 M

$2,178

NEBRASKA

126 K

$301 M

$2,385

NEVADA

247 K

$609 M

$2,466

NEW HAMPSHIRE

70 K

$139 M

$1,986

NEW JERSEY

576 K

$1.4 B

$2,360

NEW MEXICO

200 K

$499 M

$2,500

NEW YORK

1.6 M

$3.9 B

$2,355

NORTH CAROLINA

883 K

$2.2 B

$2,531

NORTH DAKOTA

42 K

$91 M

$2,171

OHIO

892 K

$2.2 B

$2,465

OKLAHOMA

319 K

$823 M

$2,581

OREGON

255 K

$545 M

$2,137

PENNSYLVANIA

890 K

$2.0 B

$2,286

RHODE ISLAND

79 K

$183 M

$2,316

SOUTH CAROLINA

463 K

$1.2 B

$2,602

SOUTH DAKOTA

59 K

$133 M

$2,261

TENNESSEE

604 K

$1.6 B

$2,573

TEXAS

2.5 M

$7.0 B

$2,773

UTAH

176 K

$411 M

$2,332

VERMONT

41 K

$81 M

$1,966

VIRGINIA

578 K

$1.4 B

$2,365

WASHINGTON

407 K

$893 M

$2,194

WEST VIRGINIA

145 K

$343 M

$2,368

WISCONSIN

355 K

$803 M

$2,265

WYOMING

35 K

$75 M

$2,172

INTERNATIONAL 17 K $37 M $2,125

1Source - Calendar Half Year Report, June 2018. Historically, half year data represents over 95 percent of EITC returns.

 

Prior Year Statistics

Additional EITC Reference Material on this Site

  • EITC Key Messages - using the same key messages makes our collaborative efforts more powerful
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  • EITC Fast Facts - facts you can use in letters to local editors, newsletter articles, feature stories or on websites and Face book pages. And facts you can rely on as accurate.
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  • Tips for Writing a Feature Story -  create your own feature article using these handy tips

 

EITC Participation Rate by State

In cooperation with the Census Bureau, the IRS estimates that nationally 79% (TY2015 data) of all eligible taxpayers receive the EITC (a range of 78% to 80%) –implying that approximately 21% do not claim the credit they deserve. 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)

 

More EITC Interactive Data

The Brookings Institute has a very good EITC interactive database on its site. You can display and download ZIP code-level tax return information for states, metro areas, counties, cities, and state legislative and congressional districts for tax years 2011 through 2014. This site also has a nation-wide profile of those eligible for the credit.