The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC) allows eligible individuals to keep more of what they earn. It is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families. Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975 in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work. When EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit.
To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any taxes or are not required to file.
For more information on EITC please visit the IRS Website.