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What Is EITC?
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What is EITC?
The EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit that provides millions of dollars in assistance to working individuals and families in West Virginia. When a return is filed, all tax liability and any setoff must be satisfied first.  Then any remaining amount is refunded directly to the taxpayer. The amount of the credit varies with family size and income. For Tax Year 2018 working West Virginians making up to $54,884 may receive some amount of this refundable credit. And this year the maximum amount of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit is $6,431, for married couples filing jointly, with three or more qualifying children. Taxpayers may also be eligible to claim the Family Tax Credit, the Low-Income Earned Income Exclusion, the Senior Citizen Tax Credit, or other deductions and credits that lower their West Virginia state tax liability.  

What is earned income?
Earned income includes all taxable income gained from working. To qualify for the EITC, a person must work full or part-time and have earned income during the year. If married and filing jointly, at least one spouse must work and have earned income.

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West Virginia EITC Fast Facts
Tax filers who received the federal EITC
$280 million:
Federal EITC received
$250 million:
Amount of federal EITC received in refunds
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