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2018 EITC Income Limits, Maximum Credit Amounts and Tax Law Updates

Earned Income and AGI Limits

The tax year 2018 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 $15,270 $40,320 $45,802 $49,194
Married Filing Jointly $20,950 $46,010 $51,492 $54,884

Investment Income Limit

Investment income must be $3,500 or less for the year.

Maximum Credit Amounts

The maximum amount of credit for Tax Year 2018 is:

  • $6,431 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,716 with two qualifying children
  • $3,461 with one qualifying child
  • $519 with no qualifying children

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

Tax Law Changes

We computed the adjustments to these amounts for 2018 based on the Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U). The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act established this method for determining adjustments for the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax provisions starting with tax year 2018.