IMPORTANT INFORMATION - the following tax types are now available in myconneCT: Individual Income Tax, Attorney Occupational Tax, Unified Gift and Estate Tax, Controlling Interest Transfer Tax, and Alcoholic Beverage Tax. - Click here for the latest information.

Eligible earned income amounts

Federal and State EITC Threshold Amounts for 2021

In order to qualify for the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credit, filers must have eligible earned income and must meet the criteria outlined below:

Earned Income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:

  • $51,464 ($57,414 married filing jointly) with 3 or more qualifying children
  • $47,915 ($53,865 married filing jointly) with 2 qualifying children
  • $42,158 ($48,108 married filing jointly) with 1 qualifying child
  • $21,430 ($27,380 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children

Investment Income Limitation

You cannot claim the CT EITC if your investment income is more than $10,000.

The maximum EITC for 2021:

# of children Max Federal EITC Max State EITC @ 30.5% of Federal
3 or more $6,728 $2,052
2 $5,980 $1,824
1 $3,618 $1,103
None $1502 $458