How the EITC Hits Home

Across the state, the EITC benefits a significant share of households

How the EITC Hits Home

1 in 7 Iowa Households Value Working Family Credit; $439 Million to Economy

Backgrounder, 2 pages (PDF)

Low- and moderate-income working families in Iowa are benefiting in 2014 from an expansion of the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit, passed last year. Using an analysis from the Brookings Institution to illustrate where Iowans claim the credit, our map below breaks down the percentage of federal tax filers claiming the EITC in each Iowa House district. Brookings analysis (see table below) shows 15 percent of Iowa federal income tax filers in 2012 benefited from the credit — about 207,000 households.

Use of the Federal EITC, by Iowa State House District, 2012 Iowa EITC map 2012

Over 15 Percent of Iowans Filing for Federal EITC — by Iowa Senate and House Districts, 2012

EITC Table 2012 data