Tax credits like the earned income tax credit can help you get a bigger tax refund. They may lower the taxes you owe and refund you money at tax time. All you need to do is file a tax return.
How the EITC Can Support Families in Athens
We estimate that between $5M - $15M of the EITC goes unclaimed in Athens Clarke county alone! Our goal is to understand the barriers preventing taxpayers from claiming the EITC and raise awareness and receipt of the credit.
The percentage of children living in poverty in Athens was 31 percent in 2018. By increasing receipt of the EITC in Athens, we can increase cash flow into these households and reduce the number of families living in poverty.
How To Claim The EITC
The main requirement to claim the EITC is to earn money from a job or self-employment. You must also file a tax return to claim the EITC. Learn more about the EITC here.