More Americans eligible for Earned Income Tax CreditIn years past, the credit was for eligible working families, but now the age bracket has expanded to include more lower-income workers with no children,according to irs

Now, these groups may also qualify for the tax credit, depending on their income:

At least 19 years old with no children,Older than 64 years old with no children,18 years old and formerly in foster care or experiencing homelessness

Before the changes were made this year, the EITC for those with no dependents was only available to people ages 25 to 64.

“There are important changes to EITC that will help this credit reach more hard-working families this year,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “We urge people potentially eligible for this valuable credit to review the guidelines; many people each year overlook this and leave money on the table.

On this EITC Awareness Day, we want to make sure everyone who qualifies for the credit knows about it and has the information they need to get it.”

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