Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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Earned Income Tax Credit

Información en Español

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal income tax credit available for working people with low to moderate income.

If you work and your family made less than $53,267 in 2015, you may qualify for EITC. The credit amount you receive depends on your marital status, the amount of your earned income and the number of children you have. To claim this credit, you must file a federal income tax return, even if you do not owe any tax and are not required to file a return.

For more information about the requirements for claiming this credit, visit the IRS EITC website.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free assistance to help qualifying people prepare their federal income tax returns.

For more information about the VITA program, visit the IRS VITA website.

Comptroller Publications for Employer Use

The Comptroller offers several publications in both English and Spanish about the EITC and the VITA program. Employers can download, reproduce and distribute these publications to their employees.

Required Plug-ins

In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.