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Earned Income Credit

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You may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, if you worked last year, but did not earn a lot of money.
EITC is a refundable tax credit meaning you could qualify for a tax refund even if you did not have federal income tax withheld.
To qualify for the credit, you must:
If you qualify, the amount of your EITC will depend on your filing status, whether you have children, the number of children you have, and the amount of your wages and income last year.
For more information or to see if you qualify, go to www.irs.gov/eitc or call 800-829-3676 and request Publication 596, Earned Income Credit.