Thousands take advantage of the EITC, are you one of them?

by Department of Revenue

Just two weeks left for Philadelphians to apply for the EITC, a federal tax credit on average worth $2,522 for eligible taxpayers.

With only about two weeks to go before the tax filing deadline, the City continues to urge eligible residents to apply for the EITC before the April 18, 2017 deadline. The Department’s 2017 “You Earned It” program includes free tax preparation services by IRS-certified preparers, available at 20 locations throughout Philadelphia for taxpayers earning less than $54,000, as well as a comprehensive educational campaign.

To qualify residents must:

  • Not exceed earned income and meet income limits
  • Be between the ages of 25-65 OR have a qualifying dependent
  • Have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien during the entire calendar year of 2016
  • Have a valid Social Security number

The average Federal EITC refund amount available in Philadelphia is $2,500, with maximum benefits range from $506 to $6,269. Eligible taxpayers can also still file or amend returns for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 EITC if they haven’t already.

Residents can text FILE to 99000 or visit http://www.YouEarnedItPhilly.com to get more information on the EITC and a list of locations offering tax preparation services through the City’s program.

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