Economic Security

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Source: Internal Revenue Service

What does this measure?

Total dollars received from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), expressed as a rate per resident.

Why is this important?

The tax credit helps low-income individuals and families by reducing the taxes they pay or in some cases providing refunds. When the credit exceeds the amount of taxes owed, qualified filers receive a federal refund, bringing in hundreds of millions of federal dollars to the community. Not everyone who qualifies for the credit claims it.

How is our region performing?

In 2017, payments from the EITC amounted to $175 per resident in the region, a 2% decrease from 2011, and substantially lower than statewide ($209) and national figures ($206). Among local counties, Monroe ($188) had the highest rate of EITC dollars per resident, while the lowest rates were in Wyoming ($133) and Livingston ($132).

Notes about the data

Data are presented in 2018 dollars. People must claim the credit to receive it; therefore, these numbers do not reflect the number of people eligible for the credit. The IRS and other experts estimate that between 80 and 85 percent of those who are eligible for the credit claim it. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter, with a two-year lag.

Earned Income Tax Credit Dollars, per Resident
2011201220132014201520162017
United States$225$223$229$225$225$214$206
NYS$223$223$232$231$229$218$209
NYS (excluding NYC)$159$161$169$168$169$163$157
Region$178$178$183$185$188$182$175
Monroe$188$189$195$199$201$194$188
Surrounding Counties$162$161$164$164$166$162$154
Genesee$163$160$164$161$165$163$157
Livingston$144$141$142$141$142$134$132
Ontario$150$151$153$153$156$151$141
Orleans$187$186$192$197$198$194$187
Seneca$168$170$171$175$174$166$163
Wayne$183$180$185$183$187$184$177
Wyoming$140$139$145$143$144$143$133
Yates$173$172$168$172$168$162$151

Source: Internal Revenue Service
Notes: Figures are in constant 2015 Dollars.




Total Earned Income Tax Credit Dollars
2011201220132014201520162017
United States70,181,822,74670,132,884,54172,431,938,48771,769,417,61072,051,709,22869,147,163,43466,879,015,972
NYS4,339,746,3824,362,176,1544,554,894,5234,532,099,7084,511,051,0114,281,551,8464,092,156,948
NYS (excluding NYC)1,780,242,0091,805,963,5631,892,514,8701,885,571,3471,890,901,3851,818,918,9741,755,678,638
Region216,942,722217,110,423222,996,149225,256,565227,326,648219,290,579211,040,723
Monroe140,334,317141,182,476146,099,030148,548,518150,161,810144,450,320139,797,102
Surrounding Counties76,608,40475,927,94876,897,12076,708,04677,164,83874,840,25971,243,621
Genesee9,769,0379,522,8489,673,1779,473,1549,626,1379,443,4409,090,745
Livingston9,329,2019,149,8969,152,5459,119,9399,120,7818,581,3318,358,282
Ontario16,308,52016,445,97016,678,52316,751,71017,017,90116,486,78615,475,985
Orleans7,986,2527,866,9858,087,5698,225,7658,207,5388,000,6637,638,111
Seneca5,937,7796,014,2576,026,6026,110,7206,058,9795,777,3855,603,604
Wayne17,026,32316,767,51817,052,55816,838,68817,026,37616,701,26715,953,367
Wyoming5,839,5425,799,8925,982,4085,874,1835,883,1105,786,8015,366,961
Yates4,411,7514,360,5834,243,7374,313,8864,224,0164,062,5843,756,566

Source: Internal Revenue Service
Notes: Figures are in constant 2015 Dollars.











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