2nd October 2019


Do I qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

To qualify for and claim the Earned Income Credit you must:
  • Have earned income; and.
  • Have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year; and.
  • Have a valid Social Security number (not an ITIN) for yourself, your spouse (if filing jointly), and any qualifying children on your return; and.

So, how much is EIC for 2018?

How much are the EITC and CTC worth in 2018?
Number of children:Single workers with income less than:EITC up to:
3 or more children$48,340$6,318
2 children$45,007$5,616
1 child$39,617$3,400
No children$15,010$510

How much do you need to earn to qualify for earned income credit?

How much can I earn and still qualify?
If you have:Your earned income (and adjusted gross income) must be less than:Your maximum credit will be:
3 or more qualifying children$48,340 ($53,930 if married and filing a joint return)$6,318
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