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Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund.

To receive the EITC, you must file a Federal tax return. If your income was below $66,000 you can file your Federal return for free using My Free Taxes. and the software program will check to see if you are eligible for the EITC. 

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To receive the Earned Income Tax Credit, you must be eligible and file your taxes. 

If your income was below $64,000 you can file your Federal return for free using My Free Taxes. The software program will check to see if you qualify for the EITC. 

 

Eligibility

To see if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, you can use the IRS's EITC Assistant. Select the year you are filing taxes for and your preferred language. 

 

Filing Status Qualifying Children Claimed Qualifying Children Claimed Qualifying Children Claimed Qualifying Children Claimed
  0 1 2 3 or More
Single, Head of Household or Widowed $15,010 $39,617 $45,007 $48,340
Married Filing Jointly $20,600 $45,207 $50,597 $53,930

Tax Year 2017 earned income and adjusted gross income must each be less than the numbers above to qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

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