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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has been an important financial benefit for low- to moderate-income workers since 1975. It is designed to provide relief by reducing the tax owed or providing a refund. For example, eligible families of three or more could receive up to $6,728 as a tax credit from the EITC. How much you can receive depends on your income level, family size, and filing status. It is a great way for those struggling financially to receive some necessary aid and help reduce their financial burden.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a powerful tool to help offset the financial challenges of lower-income taxpayers. To qualify, the individual must have worked and earned under $59,187 in the given tax year, have investment income below $10,300 that same year, have a valid Social Security Number by the due date of their 2022 return, be a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the full year, not file Form 2555 for Foreign Earned Income and meet certain other rules if separated from their spouse and not filing jointly. The only way to get this important credit is to file a tax return even if no other taxes are filed. The EITC makes an incredible difference for many lower-income households, so it pays to check to see if you're eligible!

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