Earned Income Tax Credit in 2028

For 2027

Attention: This Earned Income Tax Credit Tool is for tax year 2027 and is being updated as information becomes available.

The Earned Income Tax Credit - EIC or EITC - is a refundable tax credit for taxpayers with low or moderate incomes. This credit is meant to supplement your earned income, which is income you have earned by working for someone else - employment or W-2 income or being self-employed.

  • 2027 Tax Returns are due by April 2028 and can be e-filed until October 2028.

Simply use this tool, and you will know if you qualify and the tax credit amount without going through a lot of Tax Mumbo Jumbo. With the Earned Income Tax Credit, you can reduce your taxes and increase your tax refund. The EITC allows you to keep more of your hard-earned money. The credit is based on your total earned income or your total Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), whichever is higher. Learn more here on what is earned income versus investment income. Here is a high-level overview of how to qualify for the EITC.

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How to Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit for a Previous Tax Year

The income limits for the EITC get adjusted every year, so even if you did not qualify for the EITC in the past, you might qualify now and be able to claim it this year on your return. Start the EITCucator tool below to see if you qualify for this credit and learn your credit amount before you prepare and eFile your tax return on eFile.com.

If you need to claim the EITC for a previous year for the first time or by filing a tax amendment for an accepted return, start by determining your eligibility with the calculators below.

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