Adult Protective Services
Child Protective Services
Facts and Figures
Qualified Individuals and Families Encouraged to File for Earned Income Tax Credit
February 26, 2013
The Department of Human Resources is making every effort to notify as many qualified people as possible of the Earned Income Tax Credit. The Earned Income Tax Credit, sometimes called EITC, is a tax credit to help you keep more of what you earned. It is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families. Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975 in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work. When EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit.
To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file.
Earned income and adjusted gross income must each be less than:
· $45,060 ($50,270 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children
· $41,952 ($47,162 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children
· $36,920 ($42,130 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child
· $13,980 ($19,190 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children
Tax Year 2012 maximum credit:
· $5,891 with three or more qualifying children
· $5,236 with two qualifying children
· $3,169 with one qualifying child
· $475 with no qualifying children
Posters and pamphlets have been mailed to counties and should be available in waiting rooms in county offices along with flyers, information on how to get free tax filing assistance, and detailed information on who is potentially eligible for this tax credit. These materials are available in English and Spanish. It is important to know that the EITC will not affect eligibility for Family Assistance, Medicaid, Food Assistance, SSI, and public or subsidized housing.
To learn more about whether you qualify and how to file, please visit www.irs.gov/eitc or call 1-800-828-1040.
Go to News
Go to Announcements
SNAP benefits to decrease in November
MONTGOMERY- Families and individuals enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see a decrease in their benefits beginning in November. The decrease is a result of the expiration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that went into effect in April of 2009.
Alabama EBT System Now Operational
The vendor for Alabama's Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system has completed their efforts to restore the computer system that was not operational earlier today. All EBT transactions should now function normally.
View all News
2014 Adult Day Care Services - North Alabama RFP
SNAP Quality Control Review Assessment and Training RFP
Architectural/Engineering Services RFP
TANF Caseload Reduction Credit Report FY2014
Adult Day Care Services - North Alabama RFP - Response Deadline Extended Until Thursday, February 06, 2014
Alabama State Disbursement Unit RFP Results
View all Announcements
Statements & Policies
View this page in Spanish