How much are the EITC and CTC worth in 2021?

If you worked at any time during 2020, these are the income guidelines and credit amounts to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) when you file your taxes in 2021.

Earned Income Tax Credit Amounts

Number of Children: Single workers with income less than:  Married workers with income less than: EITC up to:
None $15,820 $21,710 $538
1 $41,756 $47,646 $3,584
2 $47,440 $53,330 $5,920
3 or more $50,954 $56,844 $6,660

EITC Investment Income Limit = $3,650

Child Tax Credit Amounts

The Child Tax Credit is worth a maximum of $2,000 per qualifying child. Up to $1,400 is refundable.

To get a CTC refund, you must earn more than $2,500.

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