How much are the EITC and CTC worth in 2019?

How much will the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit be worth at tax time in 2019? The guidelines below are for work conducted in 2018.

The Earned Income Tax Credit in Tax Year 2018

Number of children: Single workers with income less than: Married workers with income less than: EITC up to:
3 or more children $49,194 $54,884 $6,431
2 children $45,802 $51,492 $5,716
1 child $40,320 $46,010 $3,461
No children $15,270 $20,950 $519

EITC Investment Income Limit = $3,500

Income limits for married workers are $5,690 higher than for single workers.


The Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit is worth up to $2,000 per qualifying child.

The Additional Child Tax Credit Earnings Threshold is $2,500.

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