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What is Earned Income Tax Credit and how do I apply?

Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for moderate to low income families.

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It could put some extra money in your tax refund.

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Who can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit?

Whether or not you can claim the credit depends on income, filing status, and if you have kids. For the 2021 fiscal year, you could get between $1,502 and $6,728. Click here to read more.

The basic requirements to claim ETIC are a valid Social Security number, be a US citizen or full year alien, have proof of earned and investment income. You also can’t have foreign earned income.

The law passed last year reduced the age limit for taxpayers with no qualifying dependents from 25 to 19. It also removed the maximum age of 64.

In order to qualify, you have to be within the earnings threshold. To check your eligibility, you can use the EITC Assistant tool offered by the IRS.


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