Posted byon February 8, 2014
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The earned income tax credit (EITC) is an incentive to work for low to moderate income individuals and families.
The earned income credit is refundable, which means that even if you don’t owe any taxes, you can still get a refund.
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The maximum 2016 income for your tax return filed in 2017 (earned income and adjustable gross income) for the IRS EITC is as follows:
In addition, you must have a SSN and be a U.S. citizen or resident alien all year to claim the 2016 EITC credit.
If you claim the earned income tax credit, your entire tax refund will be delayed until February 15. For more information, see IRS Will Delay Tax Refunds if You Claim These Tax Credits.
More information on EITC tax is available in Publication 596.
To calculate the amount of your earned income credit, use the tax calculator.