Find out if you are eligible

The earned income tax credit can give qualifying workers with low-to-moderate income a substantial financial boost. It not only reduces the amount of tax you might owe but it may give you a refund even if you don’t owe any taxes or aren’t required to file a return. You must meet certain requirements and file a federal tax return in order to receive this credit.

Your eligibility for the credit may change from year to year, so it’s a good idea to use the EITC Assistant to find out if you qualify.

Use the IRS’ EITC Assistant


Maximize your refund

Did you earn less in 2020 than 2019? You could qualify for a bigger tax refund! Congress just approved a new “lookback rule” which means you can use either your 2019 or 2020 income on your taxes to get the biggest refund possible this year. For more information on the EITC, use the IRS resources below.

Get Form 1040 Details

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Do more by saving some or all of your refund

With refunds sometimes being the biggest “paycheck” of the year, putting some or all into savings can bring other benefits. SaverLife is a Tax Time Ally that can help you maximize those benefits to help build financial security.

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