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If you work and are married and your family made less than $46,227 in 2013, you may qualify for the 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 the IRS website.

Advanced Earned Income Tax Credit (AEITC) allows taxpayers who expect to qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and have at least one qualifying child to receive part of the credit in each paycheck during the year.

If you expect to qualify for the EITC in 2014 and you want to receive some of the credit during the year, complete IRS Form W-5 (Earned Income Credit Advance Payment Certificate) and give it to your employer. You will then begin to receive AEITC payments in your pay.