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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable credit that returns Federal, State, and City tax dollars to qualifying families and individuals.
Eligible taxpayers may claim the EITC when filing tax returns. If you did not claim this credit for tax years 2019, 2020, or 2021, you can still file amended tax returns. You have 3 years from the due date of the original return or 2 years from the tax payment date, whichever is later, to file Form 1040X with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
For returns before 2021, you are unable to claim EITC if you are married but filing separately.
EITC also has special rules for:
- Members of the military
- Members of the clergy
- Taxpayers with certain types of disability income
- Children with certain disabilities
- Married couples filing separately
You can get more information about EITC rules and free assistance with filing an amended tax return using the Tax Preparation page or at irs.gov. You must submit your amended tax return to the IRS. Do not send it to the Department of Finance.
Only taxpayers with a Social Security number valid for employment can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Some taxpayers who received revised tax form letters have Tax ID Numbers but not Social Security numbers. These people are not eligible for the EITC.