The MICHIGAN EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT (EITC) promotes economic opportunity, helps hardworking families with low incomes make ends meet and enhances the lives of children. It improves tax fairness, reduces poverty and boosts local economies statewide. Michigan’s EITC is currently 6% of the federal credit, but as recently as 2011, it was equal to 20% of the federal credit. At its current rate, it is claimed by about 770,500 families and puts $114 million back into the local economy. In each of the last several years, the Michigan EITC benefited over 1 million children and helped pull thousands of families out of poverty.
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