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EITC Information for Employers

Help your employees boost their incomes at no cost to you!

What is EITC?

EITC, the Earned Income Tax Credit, sometimes called EIC is a tax credit to help people keep more of what they earned. It is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income workers and families. Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975 in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work.

If EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit. To get the credit, workers must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if they don't owe any tax or are not required to file.

EITC Awareness Day, January 30, 2015

Join with IRS's partners--employers like you, government agencies, social service organizations, and others in your community to reach and educate educating workers about EITC.  Find more information on EITC Awareness Day on EITC Central.

How Can You Help Increase EITC Awareness?

Four out of five eligible workers claim EITC and you can help your employees join others who benefit from this important financial boost.

More Marketing and Communication Tools

Access brochures, payroll stuffers, newsletter articles, marketing ideas and more to help you communicate EITC information to your employees on the Employer Page on the EITC Partner Toolkit.

Or, use our quick EITC Outreach kit.

You may be required to let your employees know about EITC


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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 31-Dec-2014