Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

A refundable earned income tax credit (EITC) is available to certain low-income individuals who have earned income and meet certain federal requirements for the federal earned income credit.  Learn more.

Filing Season Benchmarks

As of August 26, 2016
Total number of returns processed3,543,416
Total number of returns e-filed3,052,813
Total number of refunds issued2,577,070
Total amount of refunds issued$1,265,628,331
Average Refund Turnaround Time (in days) 
Turnaround Time (in days) - Paper Returns28.5
Turnaround Time (in days) - eFiled Returns11.7
Phone Calls
Weekly phone call volume18,564
Weekly Phone Call Wait Time (in seconds)218