What is the Montgomery County refundable EIC? #
Montgomery County, a large suburban county neighboring the District of Columbia, is one of three counties to offer a local EITC, called Working Families Income Supplement (WFIS).
Under the County program, Montgomery County matches the State Refundable EITC dollar-for-dollar. For example, if the State refunds $100, the County will add an additional $100.
The WFIS adds another layer of support on top of the federal and state credits, the EITC and the Child Tax Credit, helping lift family incomes above poverty level.
In order to receive the County Refundable EITC, you must:
- Be eligible for the State Refundable EITC and
- Have filed, as a Montgomery County resident, for the tax year in which the Refundable EITC is claimed.
If you file your taxes with an ITIN, you may be eligible for both the Maryland EITC and the Montgomery County Working Families Income Supplement.
Questions regarding eligibility for either the State or Montgomery County Refundable EITC must be addressed to the Maryland Office of the Comptroller.
There are about 20 in-person Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites in Montgomery County available free of charge for income-eligible Montgomery County residents.
VITA Schedule: June 13 - October 26, 2023
To schedule an appointment, please call