EITC Awareness Day

Child giggles placing a can to her ear.  Text: ‘Heard about the Earned Income Tax Credit? Now check your eligibility with the EITC Assistant.’ IRS logo. irs.gov/eitcassistant

Each year, one third of workers become eligible for the EITC. An IRS tool can help anyone figure out their eligibility. Millions of workers and families benefit from the EITC. If you’re unsure whether you qualify or not, check out the EITC Assistant on the IRS website. Many working people qualify for the IRS Earned Income Tax Credit. Do you? Do your loved ones? Check eligibility with the EITC Assistant. EITC is a refundable credit – that means if you qualify and claim it, you could pay less in taxes or get a bigger IRS refund. For working people experiencing homelessness, filing a tax return often carries an added bonus—getting an IRS refund based on various tax benefits, especially the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. The Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, can be a powerful tool to combat hunger and homelessness in communities nationwide. Experiencing homelessness shouldn’t stop someone from claiming valuable tax benefits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. A person may list the address of a friend or trusted service provider—like a shelter—on an IRS return.