Earned Income Credit

2017 Tax Year

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

 

Tax Year 2017 maximum credit:

  • $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

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

The American Tax Relief Act  of 2012 extends the relief for married taxpayers, the expanded credit for taxpayers with three or more qualifying children, and other provisions to December 31, 2017.