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Think you might be eligible? Click here  to find out how much money for food you may be eligible for! 

You can use your 3SquaresVT food benefit at the farmers' market all winter long! Click here to learn more.

Important Information about the Earned Income Tax Credit & 3SquaresVT

Attention Working Families with Children: If you received the Vermont Earned Income Tax Credit , you may also be eligible for 3SquaresVT, saving you thousands of dollars this year!

Working families with children who receive the Vermont Earned Income Tax Credit (VT EITC) are automatically income eligible for 3SquaresVT food benefits and may be eligible for free school meals.

  • Families earning up to $52,427 may have received EITC (eligibility is based on income, filing status, and number of dependent children).
  • The maximum credit this tax season was $6,143.

Watch last years CCTV Live at 5:25 segment on the link between the EITC and 3SquaresVT below. Information presented in the video may be out of date.


Not only is the tax credit an important economic boost, but the connection to 3SquaresVT helps you stretch your food budget further with monthly benefits averaging over $300 for families with children. Plus, when you receive 3SquaresVT benefits, your children also become eligible for free school meals! In total, these resources add up to thousands of dollars in savings for your family plus more nutritious meals on the table.

For more information about EITC, go to www.irs.gov or call 1-800-829-1040. For free help preparing your taxes, dial 2-1-1 to make an appointment in your community.

Don’t know if you received the VT EITC this tax season? Check your tax return or call the Vermont Department of Taxes at 1-866-828-2865 (toll-free in VT).

Get a 3SquaresVT application now, or to estimate your 3SquaresVT benefit click "How Much Can I Get?"