Tax Credits for Working Families

Estimates of the Number of Children in EITC Tax Units Source: Brookings Institution analysis of IRS data1

State

Total

Alabama 751,879
Alaska 63,161
Arizona 812,046
Arkansas 423,805
California 4,029,625
Colorado 452,095
Connecticut 250,132
Delaware 94,194
District of Columbia 62,615
Florida 2,518,158
Georgia 1,512,509
Hawaii 138,734
Idaho 192,084
Illinois 1,357,052
Indiana 750,310
Iowa 283,147
Kansas 304,687
Kentucky 531,025
Louisiana 738,124
Maine 120,382
Maryland 505,583
Massachusetts 452,858
Michigan 1,105,523
Minnesota 431,701
Mississippi 583,398
Missouri 712,452
Montana 102,621
Nebraska 191,348
Nevada 315,210
New Hampshire 90,211
New Jersey 725,877
New Mexico 301,621
New York 2,066,321
North Carolina 1,219,945
North Dakota 55,956
Ohio 1,289,284
Oklahoma 497,951
Oregon 351,322
Pennsylvania 1,184,944
Rhode Island 99,236
South Carolina 661,436
South Dakota 91,626
Tennessee 897,649
Texas 3,818,767
Utah 305,448
Vermont 50,723
Virginia 761,830
West Virginia 199,494
Wisconsin 514,139
Wyoming 50,814
Total 35,620,721
 
1 *The IRS provided the actual number of returns from tax units with one or two children, and the number of returns from tax units with three or more children. Estimate of average number of children in tax units with 3 or more children comes from Brookings MetroTax model, and are based on 2010 American Community Survey data.