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Eligible earned income amounts

Federal and State EITC Threshold Amounts for 2020

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:

  • $50,954 ($56,844 married filing jointly) with 3 or more qualifying children
  • $47,440 ($53,330 married filing jointly) with 2 qualifying children
  • $41,756 ($47,646 married filing jointly) with 1 qualifying child
  • $15,820 ($21,710 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children

Investment Income Limitation

You cannot claim the CT EITC if your investment income is more than $3,650.

The maximum EITC for 2020:

# of children Max Federal EITC Max State EITC @ 23% of Federal
3 or more $6,660 $1,532
2 $5,920 $1,362
1 $3,584 $824
None $538 $124