2017 EITC Income Limits, Maximum Credit and Tax Law Updates

Earned Income and AGI Limits

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

If filing… Qualifying Children Claimed
Zero One Two Three 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

Investment Income Limit

Investment income must be $3,450 or less for the year.

Maximum Credit Amounts

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

For more information on whether a child qualifies you for EITC, see:

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