EIC Participation by State Tax Year 2011

These figures show the number of families in each state that claimed the EIC in 2012 (for tax year 2011) and the total dollar amount claimed in each state.

State

Number of Claims

Dollar Amount
(in thousands)

Total Returns

EIC % of Total
State Filers

Alabama

550,147

$1,413,774

2,091,528

26.3%

Alaska

51,022

$98,065

370,819

13.8%

Arizona

591,062

$1,381,176

2,790,467

21.2%

Arkansas

318,547

$759,930

1,234,459

25.8%

California

3,273,578

$7,251,211

17,062,133

19.2%

Colorado

372,911

$757,380

2,420,566

15.4%

Connecticut

218,030

$432,218

1,747,468

12.5%

Delaware

73,828

$159,321

434,239

17.0%

District of Columbia

57,181

$128,382

329,718

17.3%

Florida

2,126,601

$4,841,136

9,695,733

21.9%

Georgia

1,140,859

$2,833,044

4,671,692

24.4%

Hawaii

114,700

$235,605

661,948

17.3%

Idaho

140,491

$302,468

671,392

20.9%

Illinois

1,062,856

$2,418,298

6,122,028

17.4%

Indiana

564,116

$1,242,184

3,018,318

18.7%

Iowa

215,951

$437,211

1,421,065

15.2%

Kansas

223,874

$478,922

1,325,121

16.9%

Kentucky

415,891

$924,565

1,876,826

22.2%

Louisiana

552,924

$1,415,334

2,022,779

27.3%

Maine

105,893

$199,851

633,428

16.7%

Maryland

422,019

$902,588

2,837,882

14.9%

Massachusetts

408,821

$782,530

3,258,058

12.5%

Michigan

861,093

$1,912,050

4,676,744

18.4%

Minnesota

355,940

$695,978

2,601,604

13.7%

Mississippi

421,934

$1,106,784

1,286,776

32.8%

Missouri

539,836

$1,196,672

2,729,064

19.8%

Montana

86,646

$169,315

480,902

18.0%

Nebraska

140,207

$295,609

868,468

16.1%

Nevada

243,606

$540,001

1,297,925

18.8%

New Hampshire

82,739

$150,292

678,296

12.2%

New Jersey

599,195

$1,274,398

4,325,769

13.9%

New Mexico

222,996

$502,839

914,444

24.4%

New York

1,789,895

$3,887,837

9,387,780

19.1%

North Carolina

953,786

$2,200,620

4,295,284

22.2%

North Dakota

44,926

$87,000

343,814

13.1%

Ohio

989,730

$2,183,483

5,508,810

18.0%

Oklahoma

358,415

$821,189

1,617,355

22.2%

Oregon

291,270

$570,485

1,758,128

16.6%

Pennsylvania

945,671

$1,929,653

6,183,225

15.3%

Rhode Island

83,469

$175,773

513,134

16.3%

South Carolina

512,678

$1,206,997

2,090,773

24.5%

South Dakota

66,464

$134,299

411,441

16.2%

Tennessee

681,527

$1,587,753

2,902,907

23.5%

Texas

2,714,964

$6,840,529

11,417,280

23.8%

Utah

203,607

$451,717

1,159,631

17.6%

Vermont

47,051

$82,990

320,656

14.7%

Virginia

623,145

$1,334,103

3,801,986

16.4%

Washington

459,726

$923,327

3,216,985

14.3%

West Virginia

161,595

$335,500

791,595

20.4%

Wisconsin

399,930

$812,305

2,772,794

14.4%

Wyoming

39,343

$74,722

294,713

13.3%

Other Areas

33,093

$73,986

1,110,020

3.0%

United States

27,955,779

$62,953,402

146,455,970

19.1%

Source: IRS Master File, posted to IRS website