What is the Maximum EIC Credit for 2017?

Question:  What is the Maximum EIC Credit for 2017?

Answer:  In order to qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC Credit), you must meet the income test and eligibility test.   In addition, to qualifying for the Federal EIC credit, you might be eligible for the State EIC Credit.  Every state has its own calculation in determining the EIC Credit.  Some states do not offer EIC Credit.  Click here for other Tax Questions for tax year 2017.

The maximum amount of credit for Tax Year 2017 is:

  • $6,318 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,616 with two qualifying children
  • $3,400 with one qualifying child
  • $510 with no qualifying children

Your investment income must be under $3,450 for the year. Your income must also be below the following amount.

If filing…Qualifying Children Claimed
ZeroOneTwoThree or more
Single, Head of Household or Widowed$15,010$39,617$45,007$48,340
Married Filing Jointly$20,600$45,207$50,597$53,930

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