State: Filing tax returns key to getting income credits


March 8, 2023

For low- to moderate-income Oregon families, filing a tax return is the key step toward claiming a series of refundable tax credits that could mean thousands of dollars in their pockets.

Four key tax credits can provide valuable financial assistance to families in Oregon, if they file a tax return.

-- The federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) helps families with qualifying children get a tax break.

-- The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable credit available to low- to moderate-income workers and families. Qualifying criteria are available on the IRS website at

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