Guide to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Posted by on February 23, 2009

Guide to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low income, working taxpayers and families get more money back when they file their federal income tax forms.

To help people file their 2008 taxes and claim the EITC, Consumer Action has updated its helpful multilingual guide to EITC. Income-eligible individuals who did not claim an advance credit in their paychecks can claim EITC when filing their 2008 returns.

For the 2008 tax year, EITC credits can be as high as $438 for childless taxpayers or up to $4,824 for taxpayers with more than one child. You can spend your credit any way you want or put the money in a savings account.

Click the language of your choice to read the publication online:

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If you need help or have any questions, please email Mikael Wagner, director of training and outreach, at

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