The Earned Income Tax Credit is a financial boost for families with low- or moderate- incomes. Millions of workers may qualify for the first time this year due to changes in their marital, parental or financial status. The EITC is a refundable tax credit. This means workers may get money back, even if they owe no tax. In 2017, almost 27 million taxpayers received over $65 billion in EITC.
Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. We want you to understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and help you determine whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee.