What's New in Workforce Investment Archive: Headlines (2001)
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), sometimes called the Earned Income Credit (EIC), is a
refundable Federal income tax credit for low-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. This web site provides specific information on
the EITC Program, including Publication 596.