It’s not too late to file a tax return to claim your missing stimulus money! The IRS extended the tax-filing deadline to May 17, 2021. Even after the deadline, you can still file to claim your money! If you do not owe any Federal taxes, then you can file your return after the deadline without a penalty - in fact, you have 3 years to claim your refund. For information on the Child Tax Credit, visit the Tax Help page.

Kredito sa Buwis ng Kita (Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC)

  • Eligible workers can qualify for a credit worth between $538-$6,660.
  • Even if you have no children, you may be eligible.
  • You can also receive the state Earned Income Credit when you file your Illinois state tax return. The Illinois credit is worth 18% of the Federal EITC.
  • Use this EITC Eligibility Checker and check this EITC webpage to learn more about who is eligible.
  • If you earned less money in 2020 than you did in 2019, you are allowed to use your 2019 earnings to calculate your 2020 EITC. Be sure to have your 2019 earnings total available when you file your 2020 return.
    • The same thing will be true when you file your taxes for 2021. Make sure you have your 2019 earnings total when you file your 2021 return as well.
  • If you were eligible for the EITC for 2018 and/or 2019, it’s not too late to file your taxes to claim those credits.
    • You have 3 years to claim a refund. Now that the filing deadline of May 17, 2021, has passed, you can no longer claim a refund from a 2017 return.
    • Learn more about filing prior-year tax returns dito.
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