Eligible earned income amounts

Federal and State EITC Threshold Amounts for 2018

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:

  • $49,194 ($54,884 married filing jointly) with 3 or more qualifying children
  • $45,802 ($51,492 married filing jointly) with 2 qualifying children
  • $40,320 ($46,010 married filing jointly) with 1 qualifying child
  • $15,270 ($20,950 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children

Investment Income Limitation

You cannot claim the CT EITC if your investment income is more than $3,500.

The maximum EITC for 2018:

# of children Max Federal EITC Max State EITC @ 23% of Federal
3 or more $6,431 $1,479
2 $5,716 $1,315
1 $3,461 $796
None $519 $119