The 2015 Earned Income Tax Credit
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) reduces the taxes you owe, specifically helping individuals and families with low to moderate earned income. If you do not owe taxes, the credit will be refunded to you. Note: you can no longer claim a 2015 Refund, so the 2015 EIC cannot be refunded. See resources for previous year tax returns. Find out if you qualify for the 2015 Earned Income Tax Credit by using the EICucator tool below. Get the most accurate information by using the free 2015 Tax Calculator.
Can I Claim the Earned Income
Tax Credit for Tax Year 2015?
2015 Earned Income Tax Credit Eligibility Requirements
|Maximum Adjusted Gross Income for the EITC for Tax Year 2015
With 0 Qualifying
|With 1 Qualifying
|With 2 Qualifying
|With 3 or More Qualifying
|Single or Head of Household
|Married Filing Jointly
Estimate Your 2015 Earned Income Tax Credit Amount
Use the tool below to help you determine your estimated Earned Income Tax Credit amount. Enter your filing status, number of qualifying children, and adjusted gross income or AGI. You will not qualify for the credit if your filing status is Married Filing Separately.
Maximum 2015 Earned Income Tax Credit Amounts
Your 2015 maximum Earned Income Tax Credit amount varies based on the number of your qualifying children:
- $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.
How to Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit on Your 2015 Tax Return
You will need to prepare your 2015 return on paper and mail it to the IRS to claim the credit because the IRS only accepts e-filed tax returns for the current tax year.
Here's how to file your 2015 tax return:
- Find and download Form 1040 Schedule EIC, Earned Income Tax Credit and other 2015 tax forms.
- Complete the form(s) on the document editor.
- Print out and sign at the bottom of page 2. Attach any tax documents (W-2, 1099-MISC, etc.) to your return.
- Mail your return to the IRS address listed on your return.
How to Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit for Other Tax Years
See the requirements for claiming the 2017 EITC or Earned Income Tax Credit and 2016 EITC or Earned Income Tax Credit. File your current year return on eFile.com and we will claim this for you as it applies - sign up here.
You can claim tax credits for having a child, going to a university or college, and claiming various expenses. Discover these and other tax credits to claim on a tax return.
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