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2013 EITC Income Limits, Maximum Credit Amounts and Tax Law Updates

Earned Income and AGI Limits

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 $14,340 $37,870 $43,038 $46,227
Married Filing Jointly $19,680 $43,210 $48,378 $51,567

Investment Income Limit

Investment income must be $3,300 or less for the year.

Maximum Credit Amounts

The maximum amount of credit for Tax Year 2013 is:

  • $6,044 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,372 with two qualifying children
  • $3,250 with one qualifying child
  • $487 with no qualifying children

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

The American Tax Relief Act of 2012

The American Tax Relief act extended the relief for married taxpayers, the expanded credit for taxpayers with three or more qualifying children and other provisions to December 31, 2017.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 31-Oct-2016