Income Limits and Range of EITC

Tax Year 2021 Income Limits and Range of EITC

Number of Qualifying Children For Single/Head of Household or Qualifying Widow(ed), or Married Filing Separately*, Income Must be Less Than For Married Filing Jointly, Income Must be Less Than Range of EITC
No Child $21,430 $27,380 $2 to $1,502
One Child $42,158 $48,108 $9 to $3,618
Two Children $47,915 $53,865 $10 to $5,980
Three or More Children $51,464 $57,414 $11 to $6,728

*Taxpayers claiming the EITC who file Married Filing Separately must meet the eligibility requirements under the special rule in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. See Who Qualifies for the EITC

Income Limits and Amount of EITC for additional tax years

To see the earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) limits, maximum credit for the current year, previous years and the upcoming tax year.