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Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit

Details on Virginia's EITC

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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.

Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit

The Virginia Credit for Low Income Individuals is based on the amount of a taxpayer's federal EITC and is not refundable.

  • State:  Virginia            
  • Percentage of federal credit:  20%
  • Is it refundable?  No
  • Income eligibility criteria same as federal credit?  No.  Eligibility for the Virginia credit is based on family size and whether a taxpayer's Virginia adjusted gross income is equal to or less than the federal poverty level for the taxpayer's family size.  For a family of four that means an Virginia AGI of $20,050 or less.

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