Earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:
|If filing…||Qualifying Children Claimed|
|Zero||One||Two||Three or more|
|Single, Head of Household or Widowed||$14,880||$39,296||$44,648||$47,955|
|Married Filing Jointly||$20,430||$44,846||$50,198||$53,505|
Investment income must be $3,400 or less for the year.
The maximum amount of credit for Tax Year 2016 is:
For more information on whether a child qualifies you for EITC, see:
The American Tax Relief act extended the relief for married taxpayers, the expanded credit for taxpayers with three or more qualifying children and other provisions to December 31, 2017
Earned income includes all the taxable income and wages you get from working or from certain disability payments.
You work for someone who pays you
You own or run a business or farm
Nontaxable Combat Pay election. You can elect to have your nontaxable combat pay included in earned income for EITC. The amount of your nontaxable combat pay should be shown on your Form W-2, in box 12, with code Q. Electing to include nontaxable combat pay in earned income may increase or decrease your EITC. See Publication 3. Armed Forces Tax Guide, for more information.