Help with EITC Common EITC Questions and Answers What is earned income? What happens if my EITC claim is denied? Get answers to these and other questions frequently asked about EITC. EITC Glossary Definitions of the terms and abbreviations used on our EITC pages and instructions. EITC Publications, Forms, Brochures and Other Resources List of all EITC-related publications, forms and online resources. You may also Qualify for State and Local Credits Twenty-five states, the District of Columbia and New York City offer their residents an earned income tax credit or similar credit. Find more information on states and local credits here. Tax Credit Refund Effect on Other Public Benefits Refunds received from the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, or any other tax credit are not considered income for any federal or federally funded public benefit program. If you save your tax credit for more than 30 days, contact your state, tribal or local government benefit coordinator to find out if your benefits count as assets. Taxpayer Assistance Get Free Tax Help Locate volunteer tax preparers in your area and learn more about the Free File resources on IRS.gov. Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. They also assist taxpayers in audits, appeals, collection disputes and can help taxpayers respond to IRS notices and help correct account problems. TAS Tax Toolkit Learn how the Taxpayer Advocate Service can help you. This online toolkit makes it easier for you to understand basic tax information. TAS is an independent organization within the IRS whose employees assist taxpayers experiencing economic hardship, seeking help in resolving tax problems not resolved through normal channels, or who believe an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should.