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What is the income limitation for EIC?

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What is the income limitation for EIC?


Earned Income and AGI Limits (for 2018 tax year)

Earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:

If filing... Qualifying Children Claimed
ZeroOneTwoThree or more
Single, Head of Household or Widowed $15,270 $40,320 $45,802 $49,194
Married Filing Jointly $20,950 $46,010 $51,492 $54,884

Investment Income Limit

Investment income must be $3,500 or less for the year.

Maximum Credit Amounts

The maximum amount of credit for Tax Year 2018 is:

  • $6,431 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,716 with two qualifying children
  • $3,461 with one qualifying child
  • $519 with no qualifying children


For more information on whether a child qualifies you for the EITC, see Qualifying Child Rules or Publication 596, Rules if You Have a Qualifying Child.



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Date updated: Dec 10, 2018
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