Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Tax Preparation Assistance

You may be eligible to file your taxes for free and claim tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is a refundable credit for working people who pay taxes and have an income that is below a certain level.

You have the following tax filing options:

  • Do your own taxes online for free. To qualify, you must earn $60,000 or less.
  • Get free help filing your taxes at a participating site. To qualify, you must earn $53,000 or less (with children) or $18,000 or less (no children).

In addition to the different preparation options, some sites may also have different income eligibility requirements. You should ask about site details.