2016 Federal Earned Income Credit Amounts

 


Number of Qualifying Children Earned Income / Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) MUST Be Less Than..... MAXIMUM Earned Income Credit Amount**
0
$20,430
(Married Filing Jointly)
$14,880
(All other filing statuses*)
$506
1
$44,896
(Married Filing Jointly)
$39,296
(All other filing statuses*)
$3,373
2
$50,198
(Married Filing Jointly)
$44,648
(All other filing statuses*)
$5,572
3 or More
$53,505
(Married Filing Jointly)
$47,955
(All other filing statuses*)
$6,269

*Excludes "Married Filing SEPARATELY." Taxpayer's using this filing status CANNOT claim the Earned Income Credit.

**You MUST use the IRS tables and worksheets to determine the EXACT amount of Earned Income Credit!

The Earned Income Credit CANNOT be claimed if certain investment income is GREATER than $3,400.