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Refunds for Working Families

Every year, Oklahomans leave millions of dollars on the table because they don’t claim their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) when filing taxes. This year, don’t miss out on money that could change your life.

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“I’m very excited and very happy that I did take the [EITC] when I did, because we all need a little help every now and then. And I think this program is one of those things that can help the community get what it needs.”


What is the Earned Income Tax Credit?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit in 2023 tax season for households like yours who generally earn $63,398 or less a year. The amount of your refund increases depending on your number of children and is often between $600-$7,430 with an average of $2,384.

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EITC Calculator

Estimate your own EITC amount using the calculator above.
Please note, these figures are averages and subject to change based on your tax return.
This calculator assumes all income is from earned wages and not from investments or other forms of income.
Source: Internal Revenue Service
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Where Do I Start?

It’s normal to have questions around filing your taxes. We have an approved list of tax professionals ready to help you file your taxes so you can get every penny you are owed.

File Your Taxes for Free

IRS Free File lets qualified taxpayers prepare and file federal income tax returns online using guided tax preparation software. It’s safe, easy and no cost to you. Those who don’t qualify can still use Free File Fillable Forms.  Individual tax filers, regardless of income, can use IRS Free File to electronically request an automatic tax-filing extension.

If your adjusted gross income was $79,000 or less, you may find one or more free tax filing options at

IRS website:

Oklahoma Tax Commission:

The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.  The VITA program has operated for over 50 years. VITA sites offer free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, including:

  • People who generally make $64,000 or less
  • Persons with disabilities; and
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers





News Stories

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Oklahoma tax experts spread awareness on earned income tax credit

Tax experts across Oklahoma City are hoping to help Oklahomans who might qualify for a tax credit. “I think taxes are always a little scary and mysterious to most people,” said Andy Moore, Community Ambassador for OKC Tax Help. Read More

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OKC Tax Help encourages residents to claim hard-earned money this tax season

OKC tax help launched a campaign for a multilingual awareness initiative to equip Oklahomans with accessible tax education and resources to help them understand how the credit works, how to claim it, and where to access free preparation services. Read More

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Point of View: Spreading the word about Earned Income Tax Credit

It’s essential that every eligible family know about the federal Earned Income Tax Credit for households earning $63,398 or less a year. Currently, thousands of Oklahomans are not claiming the EITC, even though they qualify. Read More

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Things You Need To Know When Filing Taxes This Year With Unemployment

“In that package was included a provision for individual taxpayers to substitute their 2019 earned income for purposes of receiving the earned income credit and the so-called additional tax child credit,” said Dr. Mary Sheets. Read More

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Regain your Refund

This refund comes from The Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC – a federal tax credit for households earning $63,398 or less annually. In 2023, Oklahomans who filed their taxes collected an average $2,384 per home, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Read More

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OKC Tax Help launches campaign to promote EITC claims

OKC Tax Help, a program established in 2019 by the Arnall Family Foundation, launched its second citywide tax assistance campaign on Friday with a goal to increase claimants of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Read More

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