Earned Income Tax Credit Pre-Refund Review

Each tax season, the Department of Revenue (DOR) conducts a pre-refund review of selected returns where the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is claimed. The following questions and answers provide additional information about this process and its potential affect on you and your clients.

Why Does DOR Conduct a Pre-Refund Review?

DOR conducts a pre-refund review of EITC for several reasons:

How are Returns Selected for Review?

Based on more than 15 years of experience administering the EITC, DOR selects only those returns on which errors may be likely. The following errors occur most often:

What information may be requested during a pre-refund review? Why Does DOR Need This Information?

The above list is not meant to be all-inclusive. Unique situations may require the reviewer to ask for other verification.

All of the information requested is necessary to complete the pre-refund review of the EITC claimed. Providing only part of the information results in additional delays in issuing a refund, as another request for the missing information will be made.

Page last updated January 30, 2008