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Tax Guidelines

2017 EITC Tax Guidelines

The VITA Return Preparation AGI threshold amount for FY 2017, Tax Year 2016, is $53,930.

Earned Income and AGI Limits

Earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:

If filing...

Qualifying Children Claimed




Three or more

Single, Head of Household or Widowed





Married Filing Jointly





Investment Income Limit
  • Investment income must be $3,450 or less for the year.

Maximum Credit Amounts

The maximum amount of credit for Tax Year 2016 is:

  • $6,318 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,616 with two qualifying children
  • $3,400 with one qualifying child
  • $510 with no qualifying children