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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Eligibility
FOR 2016 TAX YEAR (Taxes To Be Prepared in 2017)

The Low-to-Moderate Income Threshold:  $53,505
   
Earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:

  • $47,955 ($53,505 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children
  • $44,648 ($50,198 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children
  • $39,296 ($44,846 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child
  • $14,880 ($20,430 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children

 

Tax Year 2016 maximum credit:
   
  • $6,269 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,572 with two qualifying children
  • $3,373 with one qualifying child
  • $506 with no qualifying children

The American Tax Relief Act of 2012 extends the relief for married taxpayers, the expanded credit for taxpayers with three or more qualifying children and other provisions to December 31, 2017. 
   

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