The 2016 Earned Income Tax Credit
Find out now if you qualify for the 2016
Earned Income Tax Credit by using the EICucator tool below. Simply answer the "Yes" or "No" questions until the "EICucator" provides you with your final answer! See the current year EITC calculator.
Can I Claim the Earned Income
Tax Credit For Tax Year 2016?
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!
Estimate Your 2016 Earned Income Credit Amount
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 or AGI. Be aware that if you are Married Filing Separately, you will not qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
2016 Earned Income Tax Credit Eligibility Requirements
Maximum Adjusted Gross Income for the EITC for Tax Year 2016
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 $14,880
Married Filing Jointly $20,430
Once you determine if you are eligible for the EITC, here are the maximum credit amounts that you might qualify for in 2016:
$506 with no Qualifying Children
$3,373 with 1 Qualifying Child
$5,572 with 2 Qualifying Children
$6,269 with 3 or More Qualifying Children.
How to Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit on Your 2016 Tax Return
You will need to prepare your 2016 return on paper and mail it to the IRS to claim the credit. That's because the IRS only accepts e-filed tax returns for the current Tax Year. See
previous year tax return resources.
Here's how to file your 2016 tax return:
Find and download
Form 1040 Schedule EIC, Earned Income Tax Credit and other 2016 tax forms. Complete the form(s) on the online editor.
Print it out and sign it at the bottom of page 2. Attach any tax documents (i.e. W-2, 1099-MISC, etc.) to your return.
Mail your return to the IRS address listed on your return - do not use the current mailing address!
How to Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit for Previous Tax Years
Begin on our page of
previous year tax resources. Here, find the tax year in question and find the calculators on the linked page. You can no longer electronically file a past due return. Sign up for a free eFile account so you can file your returns online each year.
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