What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a benefit available to people who earn income from work. EITC eligibility is complicated, but it is available to most families with children who make less than $42,000, and it is available to most families without children who make less than $21,000. Like other tax credits, you have to claim the EITC by filing a tax return.

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