EITC is one of the federal government’s largest benefit programs for working families and individuals. Last year, more than 210,000 Nevadans filed for EITC and the average credit was more than $2,100 per person. Historically, one in five workers have missed out on thousands of dollars every year because they fail to claim their EITC.
“This money can make a real difference to workers struggling in this recovering economy” said Karen Barsell, CEO and president of UWNNS. “Many people will qualify for the first time this year due to changes in their economic circumstances.”
- living in rural areas
- receiving certain disability pensions or have children with disabilities
- without a qualifying child
- not proficient in English
- grandparents raising their grandchildren
- recently divorced, unemployed, or who experienced other changes to their marital, financial or parental status.
To help accurately determine EITC eligibility and prepare returns, individuals should have available:
- Photo proof of identification
- Social Security cards for themselves, their spouse and all dependents or Social Security number verification letters issued by the Social Security Administration
- Birth dates for all persons listed on the tax return
- Wage and earning statement(s) Forms W-2, W-2G, and 1099-R, from all employers
- Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
- Copies of their prior year federal and state returns, if available
- Bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit of their refunds
- Other relevant information about income and expenses
- Amounts paid for day care, if applicable, and the day care provider’s identifying number.