2019 Earned Income Credit

2019 EITC Income Limits, Maximum Credit Amounts and Tax Law Updates

Earned Income and AGI Limits

The tax year 2019 Earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:

If filing… Qualifying Children Claimed
Zero One Two Three or more
Single, Head of Household or Widowed $15,570 $41,094 $46,703 $50,162
Married Filing Jointly $21,370 $46,884 $52,493 $55,952

Investment Income Limit

Investment income must be $3,600 or less for the year.

Maximum Credit Amounts

The maximum amount of credit for Tax Year 2019 is:

  • $6,557 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,828 with two qualifying children
  • $3,526 with one qualifying child
  • $529 with no qualifying children

For more information on whether a child qualifies you for EITC, see:

  • Qualifying Child Rules, or
  • Publication 596, Rules If You Have a Qualifying Child.