KMSB "Nogales SCC Profiles," Thursday, 4/8/10, 6:55 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Briggitt Baez, Nogales Community Development, says the U.S. Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC) is a refundable tax credit designed to encourage low-income workers and offset the burden of U.S. payroll taxes. She says for tax year 2009, a claimant with one qualifying child can receive a maximum credit of $3,043. She says for claimants with three or more qualifying children, the maximum credit is $5,657. Baez says for tax season 2008-09, the total EITC refund to Arizona taxpayers was $18,407,107.