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Earned Income Tax Credit Statistics

Earned Income Tax Credit  statistics are estimates based on samples. These figures include only returns credited with EITC after math error and does not include changes to the EITC during the reporting period due to amended returns, examinations or other adjustments.

 

 

Earned Income Tax Statistics from 1999 Forward

 

Tax Year Return Count  Total EITC

 1999

 19.3 million

$31.9 billion 

 2000

 19.3 million

 $32.3 billion

 2001

 19.6 million

 $33.4 billion

 2002

 21.7 million

 $38.2 billion

 2003

 22 million

 $38.7 billion

 2004

 22.3  million

 $40 billion

 2005

 22.8 million

 $42.4 billion

2006

23 million

$44.4 billion

2007

24.6 million

$48.5 billion

2008

24.8 million

$50.7 billion

 2009

 27 million

 $59.2 billion

2010 27.3 million $59.6 billion
2011 27.9 million $ 62.9 billion
2012 [P] 28.2 million $65.4 billion

P = preliminary 

Source: Statistics of Income (SOI), Bulletin Historical Table 1

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 09-Dec-2014