Note to tax return preparers about the EITC, CTC, ACTC, ODC, and AOTC
Our goal is to make sure every eligible individual computes the credit(s) to get the correct amount. The IRS considers you an essential partner in helping individuals and families understand the requirements and claim the credit(s) only when appropriate. Each year, millions of taxpayers claim refundable credits, and the dollar amount paid out in error is significant. For example, IRS estimates that in fiscal year 2021 the EITC erroneous payment rate was 27.7 percent of all EITC payments, roughly $18.9 billion.
We are committed to providing you with the information and tools you need to prepare complete and accurate returns claiming these credits.
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