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

Earned income tax credit amountThe Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), is a refundable tax credit aimed at helping taxpayers and families with low to moderate earned incomes. If you work, let the EITC work for you! It will reduce the taxes you owe and will even be refunded to you if you do not owe taxes on your return.

How Do I Find Out if I Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

Let efile.com help you claim the EITC! Once you answer a few simple questions, we will determine if you qualify for the credit and calculate the correct amount for your credit. We will also report your amount on the correct tax form(s), so you don't need to worry about which forms to use! 

Before you start your tax return, you can check out our EICucator tool below to see if you qualify for the credit!

Here are a few things to consider about the EITC: 

  • The Earned Income Tax Credit lifts over 6 million people (including over 3 million children) out of poverty each year.
  • Are you Single? Don't have children? The EITC still might work for you!
  • Only about 80% of taxpayers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit claim it. Don't miss out on the money you deserve!

How Do I Use the The "EICucator" or Earned Income Tax Credit Educator?

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

Can I Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit? or

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How Do I Find Out How Much My Earned Income Tax Credit May Be?

Use the tool below to help you determine how much your Earned Income Tax Credit may be. Enter your Filing Status, Number of Qualifying Children, and your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) amount. Be aware that if you are Married Filing Separately, you will not qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

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Maximum Adjusted Gross Income Amounts to Claim EITC for Tax Year 2015
Before you start the EICucator, you may want to make sure your income is not over the maximum for your filing status: With 0 Qualifying
Children
With 1 Qualifying
Child
With 2 Qualifying
Children
With 3 or More Qualifying
Children
Single or Head of Household $14,820 $39,131 $44,454 $47,747
Married Filing Jointly $20,330 $44,651 $49,974 $53,267

Once you determine if you are eligible for the EITC, here are the maximum credit amounts that you might qualify for in 2015:

  • $503 with no Qualifying Children
  • $3,359 with 1 Qualifying Child
  • $5,548 with 2 Qualifying Children
  • $6,242 with 3 or More Qualifying Children

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 EITC is easy when you prepare your tax return on efile.com! Efile.com will automatically determine if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. If you qualify, we 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.