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Learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) because it may be worth up to $6,318!You Earned It

The EITC is a federal tax credit that is available for eligible families based on income — you do not need to have children to qualify.  Married couples, same-sex couples and individuals may all be eligible for more than $500 up to $6,318 in federal tax credits. 

If you are seeking an EITC for the first time, you can get refunds for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 tax years. 

Check out the chart below to see if you are eligible:

Eligibility is based on income and you may qualify if you (and your spouse if a joint return is being filed):

  • Have a valid Social Security number;
  • 2017 income is within limits;
  • Between 25 and 65 years of age or have a qualifying child.

Explore resources related to the EITC:

→ What is EITC?

→ Free Tax Prep help locations throughout Philadelphia and neighboring counties

→ EITC Fact Sheet – Designed by the Philadelphia Department of Revenue

→ EITC Assistant and Calculator – From, contains links to calculators back to Tax Year 2015 

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