Statistics for Tax Returns with EITC

Nationwide during 2019, 25 million eligible workers and families received about $61 billion in EITC

The average amount of EITC received nationwide was about $2,504

 

State Number of EITC Claims1 Total EITC Amount1

Average EITC Amount1

ALABAMA 457 K $1.3 B $2,861
ALASKA

43 K

$92 M

$2,153

ARIZONA

537 K

$1.4 B

$2,624

ARKANSAS

274 K

$747 M

$2,729

CALIFORNIA 

2.67 M

$6.3 B

$2,370

COLORADO

317 K

$706 M

$2,224

CONNECTICUT

209 K

$473 M

$2,264

DELAWARE

70 K

$169 M

$2,429

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

47 K

$114 M

$2,394

FLORIDA

2.02 M

$5.1 B

$2,541

GEORGIA

1.0 M

$2.8 B

$2,818

HAWAII

90 K

$199 M

$2,204

IDAHO

119 K

$278 M

$2,338

ILLINOIS

896 K

$2.3 B

$2,529

INDIANA

498 K

$1.2 B

$2,455

IOWA

190 K

$442 M

$2,335

KANSAS

189 K

$458 M

$2,422

KENTUCKY

370 K

$926 M

$2,501

LOUISIANA

474 K

$1.4 B

$2,927

MAINE

91 K

$194 M

$2,140

MARYLAND

378 K

$895 M

$2,367

MASSACHUSETTS

367 K

$787 M

$2,146

MICHIGAN

724 K

$1.8 B

$2,534

MINNESOTA

306 K

$683 M

$2,234

MISSISSIPPI

349 K

$1.0 B

$2,953

MISSOURI

460 K

$1.1 B

$2,496

MONTANA

70 K

$155 M

$2,204

NEBRASKA

123 K

$294 M

$2,400

NEVADA

244 K

$604 M

$2,472

NEW HAMPSHIRE

67 K

$134 M

$1,987

NEW JERSEY

561 K

$1.3 B

$2,384

NEW MEXICO

194 K

$484 M

$2,497

NEW YORK

1.57 M

$3.7 B

$2,363

NORTH CAROLINA

861 K

$2.2 B

$2,546

NORTH DAKOTA

41 K

$90 M

$2,222

OHIO

864 K

$2.2 B

$2,491

OKLAHOMA

310 K

$808 M

$2,605

OREGON

245 K

$524 M

$2,139

PENNSYLVANIA

865 K

$2.0 B

$2,314

RHODE ISLAND

77 K

$180 M

$2,324

SOUTH CAROLINA

453 K

$1.2 B

$2,618

SOUTH DAKOTA

57 K

$130 M

$2,292

TENNESSEE

587 K

$1.5 B

$2,590

TEXAS

2.5 M

$7.0 B

$2,785

UTAH

171 K

$397 M

$2,330

VERMONT

39 K

$77 M

$1,979

VIRGINIA

562 K

$1.3 B

$2,387

WASHINGTON

388 K

$856 M

$2,205

WEST VIRGINIA

138 K

$330 M

$2,384

WISCONSIN

340 K

$777 M

$2,289

WYOMING

33 K

$73 M

$2,216

INTERNATIONAL 16 K $34 M $2,161

1Source - Calendar Half Year Report, June 2019. 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 78% (TY2015 data) of all eligible taxpayers receive the EITC (a range of 77% 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.