What is the EITC?

  • The EITC is a tax credit for working people that considers earned income, number of qualifying children, and marital status
  • In 2020, 885,000 Pennsylvanians claimed the EITC, for an average of $2,289 per person

You’re Eligible if:

  • You earned income in the last year
  • You meet certain basic rules: learn more

How to claim

  • File a tax return
  • For free tax preparation through the VITA program, contact 211 in early 2021

Learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, or income tax assistance.

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