Families Receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in Michigan

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Why This Indicator Matters

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal income tax break that helps low to moderate-income workers and families reduce the amount of taxes they owe or possibly increase their tax refund. The credit amount is based on a household’s income and number of qualifying dependent children. Michigan piggy-backs off of the federal tax break with a credit of its own, and at just 6% of the family’s federal EITC amount, provides one of the smallest benefits of states with EITCs. The EITC helps families with low incomes make ends meet and allows them to continue paying for things they need, like groceries, utilities, rent, and transportation.
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Families Receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
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Definitions: The number of families who benefit from the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit. The percentage is based on the total number of tax filers.

Data Source: Michigan Department of Treasury

Footnotes: County and city data are rounded. The statewide total is based on unrounded numbers. Thus, rounded county data do not add up to the statewide total.