Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit for working people with low- to moderate-incomes. It puts hard earned money back in the pockets of families who need it most. Many people don’t take advantage of this credit, simply because they don’t know about it. This credit helps families make ends meet and provide basic needs like groceries, childcare, utility bills and more.

Who qualifies for EITC?

You may claim the EITC if your income is low- to moderate. The amount of your credit may change if you have children, dependents, are disabled or meet other criteria.

  • To qualify for the EITC, you must:
  • Have worked and earned income under $59,187
  • Have investment income below $10,300 in the tax year 2022
  • Have a valid Social Security number by the due date of your 2022 return (including extensions)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien all year
  • Not file Form 2555 (related to foreign earned income)

Info above shared from irs.gov/eitc. Please visit their site for more detailed information. If a federal EITC is granted, the state of Michigan will provide an additional 6% supplemental EITC when the taxpayer files his or her state income tax return.

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February 2 – April 14
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February 15 – April 12
Call (989) 465-6398

  • Basic returns for seniors and those with low to moderate income

  • Before your scheduled appointment, please pick up a tax packet at the reception desk in the 50+ Center wing of the Community Center. Packets are required to be completed PRIOR to your scheduled appointment.

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