Get the facts on the 2-year increase in Earned Income Credit for qualifying taxpayers

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For tax years 2009 and 2010, there will be an additional Earned Income Credit (EIC) range for taxpayers with three or more qualifying children. For 2009, the maximum amount of EIC for taxpayers with two or more children is $5,028. The change for 2009 will allow a maximum EIC amount of $5,657 for families with three or more qualifying children. This is a potential increase of $629 for families with three or more children! 

  • Credit for 1 qualifying child — $3,043 (up from $2,917) 
  • Credit for 2 qualifying children — $5,028 (up from $4,824) 
  • Credit for 3 qualifying children — $5,657 (new for this year) 
  • Credit for taxpayers with no children — $457 (up from $438)