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Employment Department

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit?


The Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income, particularly those with children. EITC reduces the amount of tax owed and may provide a refund.


Visit these websites for additional information about how to qualify:

·         Internal Revenue Service

·         Oregon Department of Revenue


Additional information on what the IRS considers earned income is also available online.


The statement is informational only. The Employment Department cannot provide tax advice.