Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low to moderate income workers and families get a tax break. If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe – and maybe increase your refund.

As of December 2023, approximately 64,000 Montanans received $139 million in EITC. The average amount received in Montana was $2,180.

If you qualify for EITC, you must file a federal income tax return and claim the credit to get it, even if you don’t owe taxes or aren’t required to file a tax return. Find out if you are eligible at www.IRS.gov/eitc.

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