Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers and families get a tax break. If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe – and maybe increase your refund.

Find the maximum AGI (Adjusted Gross Income, or your income after certain deductions are removed), investment income and credit amounts for tax year 2020.

Children or Relatives Claimed

Maximum AGI
(filing as Single, Head of Household or Widowed

Maximum AGI
(filing as Married Filing Jointly)














Investment income limit: $3,650 or less

Maximum Credit Amounts
The maximum amount of credit you can claim

  • No qualifying children: $538

  • 1 qualifying child: $3,584

  • 2 qualifying children: $5,920

  • 3 or more qualifying children: $6,660

Credit: Internal Revenue Service

If you have more questions about the Earned Income Tax Credit reach out to PLA at 215-981-3800 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Thursdays. You can also read more about the EITC on the IRS website.