Earned Income & AGI Limits

The low-to-moderate income threshold for Tax Year 2018, is $54,884 (married, three or more children at home). Your earned incomeOpens a New Window. and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than the following to qualify:
If filing...
Qualifying Children Claimed
Zero
One
Two
Three 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

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Investment Income Limit


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

Maximum tax 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 EITC, see:
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