2017 EITC Income Limits, Maximum Credit Amounts and Tax Law Updates

Earned Income and AGI Limits

The tax year 2017 Earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:

If filing... Qualifying Children Claimed
Zero One Two Three or more
Single, Head of Household or Widowed $15,051 $39,617 $45,007 $48,340
Married Filing Jointly $20,600 $45,207 $50,597 $53,930

Investment Income Limit

Investment income must be $3,450 or less for the year.

Maximum Credit Amounts

The maximum amount of credit for Tax Year 2017 is:

  • $6,318 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,616 with two qualifying children
  • $3,400 with one qualifying child
  • $510 with no qualifying children

For more information on whether a child qualifies you for EITC, see: