Tax Policy Center

Fiscal Facts

January 26, 2024
The federal Earned Income Tax Credit lifts millions of people out of poverty each year. But not everyone eligible claims the credit: only 76% of total eligible taxpayers claimed the credit for tax year 2020, ranging from 68% in Oregon to 87% in West Virgi
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The federal Earned Income Tax Credit lifts millions of people out of poverty each year. But not everyone eligible claims the credit: only 76% of total eligible taxpayers claimed the credit for tax year 2020, ranging from 68% in Oregon to 87% in West Virginia.