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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Calculator

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable federal tax credit for working people with low to moderate income and is worth up to $6,557. Use this EITC calculator to estimate your Earned Income Tax Credit for current and prior year returns. Gather your 2019 tax documents including W-2s, 1099s, and other income statements to fill-in the drop-down sections. Explanations for each question are provided below in the chart. 

Earned Income Credit (EIC) is a tax credit available to low income earners. In some cases the EIC can be greater than your total income tax bill, providing an income tax refund to families that may have little or no income tax withheld from their paychecks. Use this calculator see if you qualify for the Earned Income Credit, and if so, how much it might be worth to you and your family. This calculator creates estimated values for the current tax year.

Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.

How to calculate your tax refund

For the tax calculators below, be sure to have your 1099 or W-2 form handy and be ready to answer a few basic questions about your filing status, income, deductions, and credits.

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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, was designed to help taxpayers working hard to make ends meet. The EITC can reduce the amount of taxes you owe, and can be refunded to you when the amount of credit is greater than your taxes. This can mean a bigger refund and, in many instances, that refund could be even more than you actually paid in taxes.

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Claiming Children and Dependents on Taxes

Here’s what parents need to know about claiming kids and other dependents on their tax return.

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What’s My Filing Status?

Knowing your IRS filing status is essential for making sure you get the Maximum Refund, along with all the credits and deductions you’re entitled to.

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