The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit for low income working taxpayers. You must have wages from a job in order to file for this credit, but you do not need to have children. You can qualify for this tax credit based on your annual income and the number of members in your household. If any of the following apply to you, you may qualify for EITC.
This credit can increase your annual income by as much as 50%, so we encourage you to come to a VITA site or use self-preparation software to see if you are eligible.
Please note that the IRS will not be issuing refunds containing EITC or Child Tax Credit (CTC) until after February 15, 2017. Taxpayers are urged to file as they normally would.