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 income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than the following to qualify:

If filing...
Qualifying Children Claimed
Three or more
Single, Head of Household or Widowed
Married Filing Jointly

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: