Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
EITC, the Earned Income Tax Credit, sometimes called EIC is a tax credit to help you keep more of what you earned. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file.
Administered by the IRS.
To qualify for EITC you must have earned income from employment, self-employment or another source and meet certain rules. You must either meet the rules for workers without a qualifying child or have a child that meets all the qualifying child rules for you. See http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Do-I-Qualify-for-EITC%3F.