Click on the button that best describes your household by marital status and number of children.

Marital Status

Number of Children Under the Age of 19

Reminder: This estimator tool is intended to illustrate how much the EITC might be worth. See our eligibility chart or visit the IRS website at to help you determine if you are eligible for this tax credit.



1. Find a FREE tax site near you. Go to the IRS website or call 1-800-829-1040.

2. Make sure you're eligible for the EITC and the Child Tax Credit by reading through this flyer. You can still file your taxes for free even if you do not qualify for the tax credits.

3. File your taxes! Visit a free site by April 15 to file your taxes and receive your money in a tax refund. For a list of what to bring, print out our checklist. (You can claim the tax credits even if you cannot find a free tax site near you.)



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