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North Carolina Earned Income Tax Credit

Details on North Carolina's EITC


The Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, is a federal income tax credit for low-income working families and individuals.  Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have their own version of the EITC.  Most state EITCs are based on the amount of the taxpayer's federal EITC and have the same or similar eligibilty rules as the federal credit.  Many state EITCs are also refundable.

North Carolina Earned Income Tax Credit

North Carolina offers a state earned income tax credit equal to a small percentage of a taxpayer's federal EITC.  The credit is refundable, but expires in 2013.


  • State:  North Carolina (credit expires in 2013)           
  • Percentage of federal credit:  5%
  • Is it refundable?  Yes
  • Income eligibility criteria same as federal?  Yes
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