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Claim your “Whatever I need it for” money

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There’s federal tax refund money waiting for you. Get help claiming it today.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) are programs to give money back to eligible Philadelphians. It’s your money to use for whatever you want, but you need to file to claim it. Tens of thousands of people miss out on claiming it every year. There’s no reason to leave that money in the government’s pocket when it could—and should—be in yours!

File for free!

Don’t pay to claim your refund. Philly has trusted partners that can help you claim the EITC, CTC, and other refunds at no charge.

If you don’t usually file taxes, there’s a special tool to help you claim CTC and EITC for free.

These trusted nonprofit partners of the City of Philadelphia can help you file and get the money you’re owed.

Claim your money.

Claim your “I earned it” money

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Earned income tax credit

Get up to $6,728 back with the 2021 federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

This is a federal tax refund for working people and families that meet certain income requirements. There’s no catch. No strings attached. It’s your money to use however you want, and you can claim it for free.

Claim your “Make parenting easier” money

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Child tax credit

Get up to $3,600 back per child with the 2021 federal Child Tax Credit (CTC).

This new program gives parents and guardians money to help their families. You probably qualify even if you don’t owe taxes. There’s no catch. No strings attached. And you can claim your payments for free.