Earned Income Credit (EIC)

The EIC is designed to offset the burden of Social Security taxes for low-income workers. You can claim this tax credit even if you have no tax liability.

You may qualify for the EIC if your earned income and adjusted gross income are less than:

* $13,440 ($18,440 if Married Filing Jointly) with no qualifying children.
* $35,463 ($40,463 if Married Filing Jointly) with 1 qualifying child.
* $40,295 ($45,295 if Married Filing Jointly) with 2 qualifying children
* $43,279 ($48,279 if Married Filing Jointly) with more than 2 qualifying children.