Relatively few taxpayers are making use of the Advanced Earned Income Tax Credit, but many of those who do receive the AEITC do not comply with the requirements of the program, according to a government report.

The Government Accountability Office found that only about 3 percent of EITC recipients who are potentially eligible for the advance in their paychecks received it in tax years 2002 to 2004. That translated to about 514,000 of the 17 million potentially eligible individuals each year.

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