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Need to find EIC Credit

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Need to find EIC Credit

You can get to the Earned Credit Interview by entering "eic" (without the quotes) in My Account -> Tools -Search Topics box.

Earned Income Credit (EIC) is paid on a bell curve - starts low for a low income, increases to the maximum as income increases, then phases out as income increases still further until it is gone at the maximum income. You only get the maximum EIC if your income is about midway between no income and the maximum income.

EIC will be found on line 66a on the 1040 form, line 42a on the 1040A, or line 8a on the 1040EZ.

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

• $47,955 ($53,505 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children
• $44,648 (50,198 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children
• $39,296($44,846 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child
• $14,880 ($20,430 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children

Tax Year 2016 maximum credit for MFJ: (This is the MAXIMUM - see EIC table for actual amount bases on your earned income).

• $6,269 with three or more qualifying children
• $5,572 with two qualifying children
• $3,373 with one qualifying child
• $506 with no qualifying children

Investment income must be $3,400 or less for the year.
EIC Table

You must be at least 25 if you do not have a qualifying child, and under 65 years of age at the end of 2015.

See IRS Pub 596 for complete information:

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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