Do I Qualify for the Earned Income Credit (EIC or EITC)?

Earned income tax credit amountThe Earned Income Credit (EIC), or Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), is a refundable tax credit aimed at helping families with $51,567 or less of earned income. The Earned Income Credit will reduce the taxes you owe and will even be refunded to you if you owe no tax.

  • The Earned Income Credit lifted about 6.6 million people (including 3.3 million children) out of poverty in 2011.
  • The average Earned Income Tax Credit in 2011 was $2,200.
  • Only about 80% of taxpayers who are eligible for the Earned Income Credit claim it. Don't miss out on the money you deserve!

Find out now if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

 

Maximum Adjusted Gross Income for the EIC for Tax Year 2013
Before you start the EICucator, you may want to make sure your income is not over the maximum: With 0 Qualifying
Children
With 1 Qualifying
Child
With 2 Qualifying
Children
With 3 or More Qualifying
Children 
Single or Head of Household $14,340 $37,870 $43,038 $46,227
Married Filing Jointly $19,680 $43,210 $48,378 $51,567

The "EICucator"or Earned Income Tax Credit Educator

Simply answer the "Yes" or "No" questions until the "EICucator" provides you with your final answer. 

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See all of the requirements for the EITC or Earned Income Tax Credit.

How Do I Claim the Earned Income Credit on My Tax Return?

Claiming the EIC is easy if you prepare your tax return on efile.com! The online tax software will automatically determine if you qualify for the Earned Income Credit. If you qualify,  the software will calculate the correct amount of your credit and fill out the right forms for you to claim it. 

Once you have determined your EITC eligibility we suggest you use the FREE Tax Calculator, or "TaxStimator", to calculate and estimate your tax refund (or taxes owed) for the current tax year. 

 

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