Statistics for Tax Returns with EITC

Nationwide as of December 2019, about 25 million eligible workers and families received about $63 billion in EITC.

The average amount of EITC received nationwide was about $2,476.

 

State Number of EITC Claims1 Total EITC Amount1

Average EITC Amount1

ALABAMA 471 K $1.3 B $2,829
ALASKA

45 K

$95 M

$2,130

ARIZONA

559 K

$1.4 B

$2,593

ARKANSAS

283 K

$764 M

$2,700

CALIFORNIA 

2.82 M

$6.6 B

$2,333

COLORADO

332 K

$729 M

$2,194

CONNECTICUT

216 K

$485 M

$2,243

DELAWARE

72 K

$174 M

$2,409

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

49 K

$115 M

$2,365

FLORIDA

2.11 M

$5.3 B

$2,500

GEORGIA

1.04 M

$2.9 B

$2,783

HAWAII

94 K

$205 M

$2,177

IDAHO

124 K

$288 M

$2,314

ILLINOIS

922 K

$2.3 B

$2,506

INDIANA

510 K

$1.2 B

$2,440

IOWA

194 K

$451 M

$2,321

KANSAS

195 K

$469 M

$2,399

KENTUCKY

380 K

$943 M

$2,482

LOUISIANA

488 K

$1.4 B

$2,896

MAINE

95 K

$200 M

$2,110

MARYLAND

394 K

$922 M

$2,340

MASSACHUSETTS

382 K

$811 M

$2,122

MICHIGAN

743 K

$1.9 B

$2,513

MINNESOTA

316 K

$699 M

$2,209

MISSISSIPPI

357 K

$1.0 B

$2,926

MISSOURI

476 K

$1.2 B

$2,470

MONTANA

74 K

$161 M

$2,176

NEBRASKA

126 K

$301 M

$2,381

NEVADA

254 K

$620 M

$2,442

NEW HAMPSHIRE

70 K

$138 M

$1,966

NEW JERSEY

583 K

$1.4 B

$2,363

NEW MEXICO

199 K

$493 M

$2,474

NEW YORK

1.62 M

$3.8 B

$2,346

NORTH CAROLINA

892 K

$2.2 B

$2,517

NORTH DAKOTA

42 K

$92 M

$2,210

OHIO

887 K

$2.2 B

$2,470

OKLAHOMA

322 K

$830 M

$2,577

OREGON

257 K

$542 M

$2,112

PENNSYLVANIA

890 K

$2.0 B

$2,295

RHODE ISLAND

80 K

$183 M

$2,302

SOUTH CAROLINA

468 K

$1.2 B

$2,586

SOUTH DAKOTA

58 K

$133 M

$2,274

TENNESSEE

606 K

$1.6 B

$2,564

TEXAS

2.6 M

$7.1 B

$2,752

UTAH

179 K

$414 M

$2,311

VERMONT

41 K

$80 M

$1,955

VIRGINIA

583 K

$1.4 B

$2,364

WASHINGTON

405 K

$883 M

$2,108

WEST VIRGINIA

141 K

$335 M

$2,367

WISCONSIN

351 K

$795 M

$2,266

WYOMING

34 K

$75 M

$2,191

INTERNATIONAL 18 K $39 M $2,186

1Source - December 2019, Calendar Year Report (TY2018).

 

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.