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Am I Eligible?
You May Be Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit
Did you make less than $53,505 last year?
Are you between the ages of 25 and 64?
Do you know you can claim EITC for three years back?
Do you know free tax help is available?

You could be eligible to get more money back from the IRS - as much as $6,269. If your AGI (adjusted gross income) is less than $53,505 you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit - or EITC. 

Tax Year 2016 Income Limits
Earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:
 •  $47,955 ($53,505 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children
 •  $44,648 ($50,198 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children
 •  $39,296 ($44,846 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child
 •  $14,880 ($20,430 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children
 

Tax Year 2016 Maximum Credit:
 •  $6,269 with three or more qualifying children
 •  $5,572 with two qualifying children
 •  $3,373 with one qualifying child
 •  $506 with no qualifying children
 

Investment income must be $3,300 or less for the year.

Use IRS's online EITC Assistant to see if you qualify. If so, you must file a tax return
to get the credit. 

Free help is available at VITA sites across the state. Dial 211 to locate a site near you. You may also qualify for the Child Tax Credit (CTC), a federal tax credit worth up to $1,000 per child dependent under age 17.

Be sure and ask your tax preparer if you are eligible for EITC!

In addition, you must meet the following guidelines:
 •  Must have earned income.
 •  Must have a valid Social Security Number.
 •  Must have been a United States citizen or resident alien all year.
 •  Cannot be a qualifying child of another person.

For more information, visit the IRS at http://www.irs.gov/

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