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Tax Credit Resources

Welcome to, a website for use across the United States.

Developed by Community Resources Information, Inc
An indendent nonprofit organization. provides detailed information about federal and state tax credits, particularly those that can be claimed by persons with low-to-moderate income. The primary focus of the web site is on the United States federal government's Earned Income Credit (EIC), also known as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
The Earned Income Credit is one of the U.S. government's most important work promotion and anti-poverty programs. In practical terms, this web site explains: what is the EIC; eligibility requirements; how to claim the EIC on your federal tax return; where to find the right tax return forms; and answers to commonly asked questions. currently includes information for the following types of tax credits:

  • Federal Earned Income Credit (EIC or EITC): Available to workers with or without qualifying children. This is a very important tax credit for low-income workers and can be especially helpful for those who care for children. As the eligibility criteria are the same everywhere in the United States, this information can be useful to people nationwide.

  • State Earned Income Credits: Similar to the Federal EIC, only provided by a state government. If you reside in one of the states that offers a state EIC and can claim the federal EIC, in most cases you will also be eligible to claim your state's EIC when filing your state income tax return. If your state does not have its own EIC program, you may still claim the federal EIC on your federal tax return, if you are eligible.

  • Child Tax Credit (CTC): Families with a "qualifying" child who are within certain income guidelines may claim this important federal government tax credit on their tax return. Like the EIC, the CTC is refundable in some cases. was launched in December 2002. This web site was developed and is run by Community Resources Information, Inc., an independent not-for-profit organization, which is not afffiliated with any government agency or forprofit firm. The content and eligibilty check provided on this web site are free of charge. All content and eligibility check(s) on this web site are copyright protected. You may print out information presented on this web site for personal use or in assisting others regarding tax credits.

Please note: If you live in Massachusetts, you might want to visit our statewide web site: This site contains information and "eligibility checks" on a wide range of benefit and assistance programs that address the needs of persons with low-to-moderate income.

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