State of Illinois, Tax Year 2012

Median income of recipients $13,436
Households receiving EITC 902,196
Children in EITC households 1,181,877

Statewide Impact

Now (10%) With expansion (20%)
Average boost to working families' income $300 $600
Annual economic activity from EITC $322.3M $644.5M

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Notes

All participation estimates are based on federal EITC data from Tax Year 2012, assuming a 90% participation rate for the state EITC. Economic activity estimates are based on an assumed multiplier effect of $1.50.

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View the source code and download the House and Senate data for the above map on GitHub. For additional questions on methodology, contact Lisa Christensen Gee at lchristensengee@voices4kids.org.