Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Apply to the University of Wyoming apply now

Global Resource Navigation

Visit Campus
Download UW Viewbook
Give to UW

Earned Income Tax Credit Available for Low-wage Earners

February 4, 2009

Many low-to-moderate income working families and individuals in Wyoming qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

An EITC credit can amount to an income tax refund of up to $4,824. If you qualify, you would owe less in taxes and may even get money back.

The EITC is a benefit for people who work but do not earn much money, said Cole Ehmke, a specialist with the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service.

Generally, a taxpayer may be able to take the credit for tax year 2008 if the taxpayer has an adjusted gross income of
-- $38,646 ($41,646 married filing jointly) with two or more qualifying children;
-- $33,995 ($36,995 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child;
-- $12,880 ($15,880 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children.

The maximum amount of investment income a person may have is $2,950 for tax year 2008.
Information on the EITC is available at If you have access to a computer and the Internet and want to prepare your own tax return, go to

Free in-person help with completing tax forms is available from volunteers staffing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) around Wyoming. To locate the nearest VITA site, call (800) 829-1040. Callers may experience delays.

Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Share This Page:

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Instagram Icon Facebook Icon

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Gainful Employment | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Accessibility information icon