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Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income that reduces the amount of tax owed and may result in a refund. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file.

New for 2023!

Per Public Act 102-0700, the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was expanded. Taxpayers, who otherwise meet federal income guidelines for the EITC, now qualify for the Illinois EITC if the taxpayer is filing

  • with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or 
  • without a qualifying child and is at least age 18 or older (including taxpayers over ages 65).

How do I qualify for the Illinois EITC? Find out about age, income, and other requirements.

What is the maximum income amount I can earn to receive the Illinois EITC? Find details regarding income limits.

What is the maximum amount of Illinois EITC I can receive? Find out Illinois EITC credit amounts based upon income and qualifying children.

How do I claim the Illinois EITC?  Find out filing requirements for current year. 

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Outreach Materials

Help us educate eligible workers and motivate them to file and claim EITC. Use our materials below to help spread the word about this valuable tax credit.