EITC, Earned Income Tax Credit, is a benefit for working people who have low to moderate income. A tax credit means more money in your pocket. It reduces the amount of tax you owe and may also give you a refund.
EITC is also called EIC or Earned Income Credit.
Below is basic information on eligibility. Please see the IRS EITC Page for more details on eligibility requirements and what you do to claim the credit, or contact the Boston Tax Help Coalition at 617.918.5275
To claim EITC on your tax return, you must meet all the following rules:
IRS.gov has a page summarizing eligibility for all federal tax credits.
Massachusetts Department of Revenue provides information on eligibility and procedures for obtaining various state tax credits.
City of Boston Taxpayer Referral and Assistance Center 617.635.4287. This office has information on tax credits and other programs for Boston residents, property owners, veterans, and elderly taxpayers.