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Earned Income Tax Credit

Benefit overview

The Earned Income Tax Credit is a federal income tax credit for low- to moderate-income workers. The credit can help workers and their families get a tax break. If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe — and maybe increase your refund.

How this benefit helps

The EITC is a tax credit for certain people who work and have earned income under a specified amount.  The credit helps eligible taxpayers by reducing the amount of tax you owe.

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The EITC can reduce the taxes you owe and maybe increase your refund

How to access this benefit

To claim the EITC, you must qualify and file a federal tax return. The IRS Free File website lets you prepare and file your federal income tax online. Use guided tax preparation at an IRS partner site or use Free File fillable forms.

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