Statistics for Tax Returns with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Below are statistics on current and previous years Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) return by states. The table shows the number, total amount, and average amount of EITC claims by states. 

Tax Year Tables

2020 Tax Returns Processed in 2021 by State with EITC Claims

As of December 2021, 25 million workers and families got about $60 billion in EITC. The average amount of EITC received nationwide was about $2,411.

State Number of EITC Claims Total EITC Amount

Average EITC Amount

ALABAMA 463 K $1.3 B $2,740
ALASKA

45 K

$95 M

$2,134

ARIZONA

555 K

$1.4 B

$2,478

ARKANSAS

283 K

$742 M

$2,622

CALIFORNIA 

2.7 M

$6.1 B

$2,238

COLORADO

326 K

$696 M

$2,135

CONNECTICUT

212 K

$466 M

$2,196

DELAWARE

72 K

$169 M

$2,355

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

46 K

$105 M

$2,267

FLORIDA

2.1 M

$5.1 B

$2,390

GEORGIA

1.0 M

$2.8 B

$2,689

HAWAII

90 K

$192 M

$2,138

IDAHO

124 K

$282 M

$2,279

ILLINOIS

883 K

$2.1 B

$2,429

INDIANA

511 K

$1.2 B

$2,403

IOWA

190 K

$439 M

$2,311

KANSAS

193 K

$456 M

$2,359

KENTUCKY

380 K

$930 M

$2,450

LOUISIANA

491 K

$1.4 B

$2,792

MAINE

88 K

$183 M

$2,085

MARYLAND

387 K

$883 M

$2,281

MASSACHUSETTS

343 K

$721 M

$2,106

MICHIGAN

713 K

$1.8 B

$2,467

MINNESOTA

304 K

$671 M

$2,210

MISSISSIPPI

348 K

$981 M

$2,815

MISSOURI

475 K

$1.1 B

$2,409

MONTANA

72 K

$154 M

$2,123

NEBRASKA

123 K

$286 M

$2,330

NEVADA

264 K

$633 M

$2,397

NEW HAMPSHIRE

67 K

$130 M

$1,950

NEW JERSEY

563 K

$1.3 B

$2,315

NEW MEXICO

195 K

$473 M

$2,431

NEW YORK

1.5 M

$3.4 B

$2,284

NORTH CAROLINA

886 K

$2.2 B

$2,433

NORTH DAKOTA

42 K

$92 M

$2,196

OHIO

877 K

$2.1 B

$2,410

OKLAHOMA

331 K

$836 M

$2,527

OREGON

254 K

$522 M

$2,058

PENNSYLVANIA

843 K

$1.9 B

$2,251

RHODE ISLAND

75 K

$168 M

$2,252

SOUTH CAROLINA

469 K

$1.2 B

$2,500

SOUTH DAKOTA

58 K

$128 M

$2,214

TENNESSEE

602 K

$1.5 B

$2,481

TEXAS

2.6 M

$7.1 B

$2,700

UTAH

178 K

$397 M

$2,229

VERMONT

38 K

$74 M

$1,934

VIRGINIA

573 K

$1.3 B

$2,314

WASHINGTON

389 K

$843 M

$2,165

WEST VIRGINIA

1401 K

$329 M

$2,344

WISCONSIN

350 K

$784 M

$2,243

WYOMING

35 K

$77 M

$2,171

INTERNATIONAL 164 K $30 M $2,173

Previous Tax Year Tables

View previous year statistics of tax returns by state with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

As of December 2020, 25 million workers and families got about $62 billion in EITC. The average amount of EITC received nationwide was about $2,461.

State Number of EITC Claims Total EITC Amount

Average EITC Amount

ALABAMA 471 K $1.3 B $2,812
ALASKA

44 K

$94 M

$2,123

ARIZONA

564 K

$1.4 B

$2,551

ARKANSAS

287 K

$770 M

$2,683

CALIFORNIA 

2.8 M

$6.4 B

$2,297

COLORADO

332 K

$720 M

$2,173

CONNECTICUT

215 K

$480 M

$2,231

DELAWARE

72 K

$175 M

$2,408

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

48 K

$112 M

$2,343

FLORIDA

2.1 M

$5.2 B

$2,492

GEORGIA

1.0 M

$2.9 B

$2,769

HAWAII

94 K

$203 M

$2,165

IDAHO

125 K

$286 M

$2,286

ILLINOIS

908 K

$2.3 B

$2,503

INDIANA

515 K

$1.2 B

$2,424

IOWA

195 K

$450 M

$2,305

KANSAS

194 K

$462 M

$2,376

KENTUCKY

384 K

$948 M

$2,467

LOUISIANA

493 K

$1.4 B

$2,873

MAINE

91 K

$192 M

$2,107

MARYLAND

391 K

$914 M

$2,339

MASSACHUSETTS

364 K

$777 M

$2,131

MICHIGAN

742 K

$1.9 B

$2,516

MINNESOTA

315 K

$693 M

$2,202

MISSISSIPPI

359 K

$1.0 B

$2,903

MISSOURI

476 K

$1.2 B

$2,452

MONTANA

74 K

$159 M

$2,146

NEBRASKA

127 K

$299 M

$2,364

NEVADA

262 K

$626 M

$2,391

NEW HAMPSHIRE

68 K

$133 M

$1,959

NEW JERSEY

576 K

$1.4 B

$2,364

NEW MEXICO

199 K

$488 M

$2,451

NEW YORK

1.6 M

$3.7 B

$2,330

NORTH CAROLINA

889 K

$2.2 B

$2,506

NORTH DAKOTA

42 K

$92 M

$2,180

OHIO

895 K

$2.2 B

$2,454

OKLAHOMA

329 K

$837 M

$2,547

OREGON

259 K

$538 M

$2,077

PENNSYLVANIA

885 K

$2.0 B

$2,289

RHODE ISLAND

78 K

$179 M

$2,292

SOUTH CAROLINA

467 K

$1.2 B

$2,570

SOUTH DAKOTA

59 K

$133 M

$2,253

TENNESSEE

604 K

$1.5 B

$2,552

TEXAS

2.6 M

$7.2 B

$2,736

UTAH

180 K

$409 M

$2,275

VERMONT

39 K

$77 M

$1,958

VIRGINIA

576 K

$1.4 B

$2,364

WASHINGTON

405 K

$867 M

$2,143

WEST VIRGINIA

141 K

$331 M

$2,353

WISCONSIN

349 K

$787 M

$2,254

WYOMING

34 K

$75 M

$2,168

INTERNATIONAL 16 K $35 M $2,222

During 2019, 25 million eligible workers and families nationwide received about $63 billion in EITC. The average amount of EITC received nationwide was about $2,476.

State Number of EITC Claims Total EITC Amount

Average EITC Amount

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

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 Claims Total EITC Amount

Average EITC Amount

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

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