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You don't have to worry about whether you might be eligible for the Earned Income Credit or EIC when you prepare and eFile your 2021 Taxes on eFile.com. You can either use the eFile.com Tax App or use the EITCucator tools below. The eFile tax app will let you know - before you eFile - if you qualify so you get to keep more of your hard earned money.

Update for 2021: The American Rescue Plan Act has made the EIC more beneficial for low income, single taxpayers. The credit will allow taxpayers 19 and older to qualify while giving a substantial increase to the credit amount for single taxpayers.

Let the EITC work for you when you prepare and eFile your taxes here on eFile.com! The Earned Income Credit would reduce the taxes you owe and you may even receive a check from the IRS if you do not owe taxes on your return. The credit lifts over 6 million people (including over 3 million children) out of poverty each year. Detailed 2021 ETIC Tax Table.

Attention: Only about 80% of taxpayers who are eligible for the Earned Income Credit think they qualify. Don't miss out on the money you deserve. Let the eFile.com tax app figure this out for you!

What Might your Earned Income Credit Be?

Use the EITCucator Dollar Amount tool below to help you determine how much your Earned Income Tax Credit may be with your 2021 Return due in 2022. Enter your filing status, number of qualifying children, and your Adjusted Gross Income or AGI. Attention: If your filing status is married filing separately, you will not qualify for the Earned Income Credit. Find up-to-date EIC Adjusted Gross Income limits and other parameters that are required to receive the EIC.

For tax planning and estimating purposes only, use the EITCucator tax planning tool below before you eFile your taxes:

  • A: Are you eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit on your 2021 Return? Start the EITCucator Now.
  • B: What would your Earned Income Credit dollar amount be on your 2021 Return? Start below.

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B: Your EITC Dollar Amount in 2022?
For Tax Year 2021

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How to Claim the Earned Income Credit on Your Tax Return

Claiming the EITC is easy if you prepare your tax return on eFile.com! The online tax app will automatically determine if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. If you qualify, eFile.com 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 tax calculator, or TAXstimator, to calculate and estimate your tax refund (or taxes owed) for the current tax year.

For your information, the Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC is a refundable tax credit aimed at helping taxpayers with low to moderate earned income. You may receive some of this credit if you have a certain level of taxable income and it is increased if you have a qualified child. The children must be under the age of 19, or 24 if your child is a full-time student at the end of the tax year. Your child will qualify if they are permanently and totally disabled.

See how to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit for back taxes or previous tax years:

2020 Earned Income Tax Credit Calculator

2019 EITC Estimator for the Earned Income Credit

2018 Earned Income Tax Credit Tool

2017 EIC Calculator for the Earned Income Tax Credit

2016 EITC Estimator Tool

2015 EITC or Earned Income Tax Credit.