Thursday, April 25, 2019
Maps: Tax credit recipients took out rapid refund loans at higher rates

These maps show where Minnesota taxpayers received Earned Income Tax Credits, and where recipients of that credit also took out rapid refund loans from tax preparers.

Map Legend
Percent of federal income tax refunds filed with Earned Income Tax Credits

0.00-0.08% 0.09-0.15% 0.16-0.21% 0.22-0.39% 0.40-0.77% No data

Number of refund anticipation loans taken out (Each dot represents 100 loans)

Map of entire state

Source: Brookings Institution analysis of IRS data (MPR Graphic/Betsy Cole)

Map of Hennepin and Ramsey counties

Detailed look at Hennepin and Ramsey counties. Source: Brookings Institution analysis of IRS data (MPR Graphic/Betsy Cole)

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