State Earned Income Tax Credits (Tax Year 2023)

In addition to the federal EITC, state-level EITCs can make more money available to workers with lower incomes while showing a state’s effort to reduce poverty among working families. Most states with state EITCs set their benefit as a percentage of the federal credit, making them easy to deliver. Nearly all state EITCs are “refundable,” making them available to workers even if they do not owe state income taxes.

For more information on state EITCs or starting an EITC in your state, see the following Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports:

States with a state  Earned Income Tax Credit or  Child Tax Credit

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Three local governments — New York City, San Francisco, and Montgomery County, Maryland — offer local EITCs. Note: The San Francisco credit is currently only available to first-time recipients.

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