Federal Earned Income Tax Credit in Illinois

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) supplements the wages of low-income working families through the federal tax code. A key feature of the EITC is that if the amount of the credit exceeds a family’s income tax liability, they will receive a refund for the difference.

Years are tax years. 

Numbers of claims are in thousands.

Data Source: Tax Policy Center of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution; U.S. Internal Revenue Service.