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What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

Written by New Ventures Maine | Published on October 31, 2016

The Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund. Go here to find out if you qualify.