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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Welfare Reform Status ReportDo you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit or Advance Earned Income Tax Credit?

Thousands of Alaskans qualified last year but did not claim it on their tax return.

Earned Income Tax Credit is a tax benefit for people who work but do not earn a high income. The EITC program rewards people who find and keep a job by adding to the wages they earn.

The actual amount of credit you can get from EITC depends on the total earnings you have, other income and certain other considerations.

Who may qualify for the EITC ?

Working people with or without children, single or married, who have earned income from employment or self-employment, may be eligible for EITC.

How much Earned Income Tax Credit can you claim for tax year 2010?

  • If your earned income is less than $13,460.00 and you do not have a child, your EITC could be as much as $457.00.
  • If your earned income is less than $35,535.00 and you have one child, your EITC could be as much as $3,050.00
  • If your earned income is less than $40,363.00 and you have more than one child, your EITC could be as much as $5,036.00.

A child must meet certain requirements to qualify for the EITC program.

  • A qualifying child is a child who is the taxpayer’s son, daughter, grandchild, adopted child, stepchild, eligible foster child, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister.

    AND

    Under the age of 19, or under 24 and a student at the end of the year 2010, or permanently and totally disabled at any time during the year, regardless of age.

    AND

    Live with the taxpayer in the United States for more than half of the year 2010.

Visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov or your local DPA office for more information.

Do you need assistance in filing out your tax forms? 

For a listing of the site nearest you, please call 1-800-829-1040.