The 2021 tax season is here, and the IRS started accepting income tax returns on January 24, 2022. You may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). There are some changes this year including increases in maximum income eligibility and increases in the credit which is a refundable credit that may lead to a refund. The credit is not counted as income for some federal income-based programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). You may use the attached links to find out if you may be eligible for this credit Use the EITC Assistant | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov).
You may also file your tax return online at Free File: Do your Federal Taxes for Free | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov). If you are unable to file your own tax return, you may contact 211, press option 5, to obtain information on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program; or at Get Free Tax Prep Help (treasury.gov).