Cuyahoga County taxpayers received more than $308 million from EITC for tax year 2017. Nearly 1-in-5 Cuyahoga County tax returns claimed EITC, totaling more than 120,000 returns.
The Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, is an effective anti-poverty measures that puts money directly back in the hands of low-and-moderate income workers. To qualify, individuals must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if they do not owe any tax or are not required to file.
United Way of Greater Cleveland supports services that help individuals file taxes so they can receive the Earned Income Tax Credit.