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You work. Let EITC work for you!

March 25, 2020

For the last 40 years, Earned Income Tax Credit made life better for millions of workers. You may have extra money waiting for you. If you qualify and claim the credit, it could be as much as $6,557 from the IRS for some workers.

Important announcement: The federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

Don’t be the one in five that misses this credit. If you or someone you know earned less than $55,952 from wages, running a business or farm or from Form 1099 MISC, check it out.

It’s easy to find out if you qualify. Use the EITC Assistant, available late January, and answer questions about yourself and other family members to see if you qualify and estimate the amount of your credit.

EITC eligibility depends on several factors, including income and family size. If you don’t have a qualifying child and earned under $15,570 ($21,370 married filing jointly), find out if you qualify for a smaller credit, worth as much as $529. Don’t guess about EITC eligibility use the EITC Assistant to find out if you do qualify for EITC, And, see what other tax credits are available. 

It’s easy to find free tax help to prepare and file your taxes. Use the VITA locator tool on IRS.GOV to find a volunteer site near you. Or, you can prepare and e-file your own taxes with brand-name software using IRS’s Free File.

In response to the national emergency, the IRS has temporarily closed all Taxpayer Assistance Centers and discontinued face-to-face service throughout the country until further notice.

Learn about Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents. For more information, go to

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