Information From The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) — The Earned Income Tax Credit —

By: City of Portsmouth

Visit to see if you qualify this year

for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and for Free Tax Help.

For more than 40 years, the Earned Income Tax Credit has been available for millions of workers. If you qualify and claim the credit, it could be as much as $6,935 from the IRS for some workers.

Don’t be the one in five that misses this credit. If you or someone you know earned less than $59,187 from wages, running a business or farm or from Form 1099 MISC, check it out.

It’s easy to find out if you qualify. Use the EITC Assistant, and answer questions about yourself and other family members to see if you qualify and estimate the amount of your credit.

EITC eligibility depends on several factors, including income and family size. If you don’t have a qualifying child and earned under $16,480 ($22,610 married filing jointly), find out if you qualify for a smaller credit, worth as much as $560. Don’t guess about EITC eligibility use the EITC Assistant to find out if you do qualify for EITC, And, see what other tax credits are available. 

It’s easy to find free tax help to prepare and file your taxes. Use the VITA locator tool on IRS.GOV to find a volunteer site near you. Or, you can prepare and e-file your own taxes with brand-name software using IRS’s Free File

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