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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Eligibility
FOR 2015 TAX YEAR (Taxes To Be Prepared in 2016)

The Low-to-Moderate Income Threshold for FY15 (Tax Year 2015) is $54,000.
   
Earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:

  • $47,747 ($53,267 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children
  • $44,454 ($49,974 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children
  • $39,131 ($44,651 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child
  • $14,820 ($20,330 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children

 

Tax Year 2015 maximum credit:
   
  • $6,242 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,548 with two qualifying children
  • $3,359 with one qualifying child
  • $503 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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