Families who qualify for the EITC may benefit from recent changes to federal child care credits. Get more information from the IRS.
Austin Area Community Tax Centers offer free electronic filing.
For free tax help in the Dallas area contact the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
For other areas in Texas - free tax preparation is available through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs in most communities. Or, call 1-800-829-1040 or dial 211.
Taxpayers may also contact AARP Tax-Aide (the largest TCE participant) to see if there's a local site near you.
Earned Income Tax Credit for Tax Year 2012
Do You Qualify?
Información en Español
If you work and your family made less than $50,270 in 2012, you may qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
EITC is a federal income tax credit that is refunded to qualified taxpayers after their taxes have been paid. Even if you don't have to pay any taxes on your income, you may still qualify for a refund. EITC is based on the amount of your earned income; it is set up on a sliding scale and is claimed by filing a federal income tax return. For more information regarding the requirements for claiming this credit, see publication 96-540, EITC - Questions & Answers
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
VITA community volunteers provide free income tax help. For more information, see publication 96-1063, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Comptroller Publications for Employer Use
The Comptroller offers several publications regarding the EITC in both English and Spanish. Employers may download and reproduce these publications to help provide their employees with information about the credit. To order hard copy publications, call the Comptroller's information line at 1-800-252-1389 or contact us via Texas Tax Help. Enter EITC in the subject line. Provide the publication number and your name and address.