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Earned Income and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Tables
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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Relief
If your earned income was higher in 2019 than in 2020, you can use the 2019 amount to figure your EITC for 2020. This temporary relief is provided through the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020.
To figure the credit, see Publication 596, Earned Income Credit.
To claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), you must have what qualifies as earned income and meet certain adjusted gross income (AGI) and credit limits for the current, previous and upcoming tax years.
Use the EITC tables to look up maximum credit amounts by tax year.
If you are unsure if you can claim the EITC, use the EITC Qualification Assistant.
Earned Income
Earned income includes all the taxable income and wages you get from working for someone else, yourself or from a business or farm you own.
Types of Earned Income
Earned income does not include:
EITC Tables
Use these table organized by tax year to find the maximum amounts for:
Tax Year 2021
Tax Year 2020 (Current Tax Year)
Tax Year 2019
Tax Year 2018
Tax Year 2017
Tax Year 2016
Other Credits You May Qualify For
If you qualify for the EITC, you may also qualify for other tax credits.
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 08-Oct-2021
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