The Earned Income Tax Credit - EITC

EITC - Earned Income

The Earned Income Tax Credit - EITC or EIC - , is a refundable tax credit aimed at helping families with low to moderate earned income. During 2019 25 million taxpayers received about $63 billing in Earned Income Credit. You don't have to worry when you prepare and eFile your taxes on eFile.com if this credit is applied to you or not, as the eFile Tax App will do this for you.

If your 2019 taxable income is at a certain level and you have at least one qualified child - or if you don't have children but are between the ages 25 (born before 1995)  and 65 (born after 1954) let the Earned Income Tax Credit work for you when you prepare and eFile your taxes here on eFile.com! If you you can claim the EITC or EIC it would reduce the taxes you might owe and/or trigger or increase your tax refund. The credit lifts over 6 million people - including over 3 million children - out of poverty each year.

The easiest way to find out if you are eligible or qualify start the EICucator below and get your personal answer about the Earned Income Tax Credit on your 2019 return due on April 15, 2020. Simply answer the "Yes" or "No" questions until the EICucator provides you with your final answer!

A: EITCucator - Am I Eligible for the EIC?
For Tax Year 2019

 

Can You Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit?

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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!

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.

2019 Earned Income Qualified Children, AGI Limits by Filing Status

2019 EIC Limits
Filing Status
No. Children
Max AGI
Single, Head of Household or Widowed
Zero
$15,570
Single, Head of Household or Widowed
One
$41,094
Single, Head of Household or Widowed
Two
$46,703
Single, Head of Household or Widowed
Three Plus
$50,162
Married Filing Jointly
Zero
$21,370
Married Filing Jointly
One
$46,884
Married Filing Jointly
Two
$52,493
Married Filing Jointly
Three Plus
$55,952
The Investment income can not exceed $3,600

 

Tax Year 2019 Maximum EITC Amounts by No. of Children Claimed

2019 Max Credit Amounts
Max. EIC
No. of Qualified Children
$529
Zero
$3,526
One
$5,828
Two
$6,557
Three Plus

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