Calculate Earned Income Credit
for your State

Not only the IRS will give you the EITC credit, but your state or city might give you, too.

Here we will show you how to calculate earned income credit for your state.


The state Earned Income Tax Credit will almost always be a percentage of the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit so you will have to know the Federal EIC amount before you can calculate earned income credit from the state.

Although the IRS has the EIC as a refundable credit not all states do. Some will only give you the credit against taxes that you owe calling it a nonrefundable credit.

You can use the drop-down below to easily get to your states information.

Colorado

The State of Colorado has an Earned Income Tax Credit for Colorado residents only for the years that the state has a surplus of $86.1 million dollars.

When the EIC credit is available, it is 10% of the Federal EIC amount and it is refundable. Part Year residents get a prorated amount.

Unfortunately for the years 2002 to 2013 Colorado was not able to give the Earned Income Credit making 2001 the last year that it was available.

A new law was passed in 2013 which would make it possible to get the Earned Income Credit in Colorado by 2015.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your Colorado and total Earned Income Credit.

Colorado Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:$
Colorado Earned Income Credit:
(Please check with CO dept. of taxation if the earned income credit is available this year.)
Total Earned Income Credit:


Connecticut

The Connecticut Earned Income Credit is 30% of the Federal EIC amount and it is refundable. Use schedule CT-EITC to calculate Earned Income Credit for Connecticut residents.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your Connecticut and total Earned Income Credit.

Connecticut Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:$
Connecticut Earned Income Credit:
(This is a projected amount, it might be lower due to various limitations that CT might have.)
Total Earned Income Credit:


Delaware

Delaware residents get a non-refundable credit of 20% of the Federal Earned Income Credit.

By married taxpayers who filed the jointly on the federal return and are filing separately on the Delaware tax the credit will be applied to the spouse that has a higher income.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your Delaware and total Earned Income Credit.

Delaware Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:$
Delaware Earned Income Credit:
(This is a projected amount, it might be lower since it is not refundable and it cannot be more than your tax liability.)
Total Earned Income Credit:


District of Columbia

The D.C. earned income credit is 40% of the federal EIC amount. The credit is refundable and available to everybody who is eligible for the Federal earned income credit plus noncustodial parents between the ages of 18 and 30 who pay court-ordered child support.

If you are not eligible for the earned income credit you can still get the DC Low Income Credit (LIC) which is a non-refundable credit. Although District of Columbia offers two credits you can only take one of them.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your District of Columbia and total Earned Income Credit.

District of Columbia Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:
(Noncustodial parents between the ages of 18 and 30 who pay court-ordered child support should enter the EIC they could have gotten if they would have a qualifying child.)
$
District of Columbia Earned Income Credit:
(This is a projected amount, it might be lower due to various limitations that DC might have.)
Total Earned Income Credit:


Illinois

The Earned Income Credit in Illinois is 5% of the federal amount. It is refundable and all residents are eligible.

Part year residents and non-residents get a prorated amount according to the percent of Illinois income they had versus all of their income.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your Illinois and total Earned Income Credit.

Illinois Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:$
Illinois Earned Income Credit:
(This is a projected amount, it might be lower due to various limitations that IL might have.)
Total Earned Income Credit:


Indiana

The rules for the Indiana EITC is more complicated than others. The credit is only for up to two children (the Federal is for up to three children).

To calculate earned income credit you will need both the Federal EITC amount and the Indiana Earned Income Credit Table. You will have to multiply the Federal amount by 9% and look for your EIC amount in the Indiana EIC table and use the lower amount as your credit. Generally you can expect that the 9% will be the correct amount unless you claimed 3 children, then the table will have a lower amount because your credit will be calculated according to two children.

The credit is refundable even if you have no tax liability. The form to use is called Schedule IN-EIC.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your Indiana and total Earned Income Credit.

Indiana Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:
(If you have three or more qualifying children put in the amount that you would have gotten if you would have only two qualifying children)
$
Indiana Earned Income Credit:
(This is a projected amount, it might be lower due to various limitations that IN might have.)
Total Earned Income Credit:


Iowa

The state of Iowa has a Earned Income Credit that is 7% of the federal amount. It is filed directly on the form IA 1040 and it is refundable.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your Iowa and total Earned Income Credit.

Iowa Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:$
Iowa Earned Income Credit:
(This is a projected amount, it might be lower due to various limitations that IA might have.)
Total Earned Income Credit:


Kansas

Residents of Kansas can get 18% of the Federal earned income credit amount as the state of Kansas earned income tax credit. It is filed directly on the K40 and it is refundable. Nonresidents and part year residents are not eligible.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your Kansas and total Earned Income Credit.

Kansas Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:$
Kansas Earned Income Credit:
(This is a projected amount, it might be lower due to various limitations that KS might have.)
Total Earned Income Credit:


Louisiana

The state of Louisiana has an earned income credit which is 3.5% of the federal earned income credit. This refundable credit is filed directly onto the IT-540.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your Louisiana and total Earned Income Credit.

Louisiana Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:$
Louisiana Earned Income Credit:
(This is a projected amount, it might be lower due to various limitations that LA might have.)
Total Earned Income Credit:


Maine

The Maine earned income tax credit is 5% of the federal earned income credit. It gets claimed on the 1040-ME and it is not refundable, meaning that the credit can only be up to the tax amount, anything more than that will not be refunded.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your Maine and total Earned Income Credit.

Maine Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:$
Maine Earned Income Credit:
(This is a projected amount, it might be lower since it is not refundable and it cannot be more than your tax liability.)
Total Earned Income Credit:


Maryland

Maryland residents get a earned income credit of 50% of the federal one. In addition to that there is a local earned income credit which is the federal earned income credit multiplied by 10 times the local tax rate (for example Montgomery County's tax rate is .0320 so the EIC will be 32% of the federal EIC).

The state EIC amount will offset the state taxes and the local EIC will offset the local taxes. The amount that is more than the taxes is not refundable.

However there is a separate refundable Earned Income Credit for residents who were not able to get the full earned income credit amount. This is 25% of the federal EIC less the amount of already taken as the nonrefundable credit. This ensures that you will get a minimum of 25% of the federal EIC even if there is no tax liability.

The credit is filed on form 502 and the worksheets to compute the right amounts are in the instructions booklet.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your Maryland and total Earned Income Credit.

Maryland Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:$
Local County:
Nonrefundable Maryland Earned Income Credit:
Nonrefundable Local Earned Income Credit:
Total Nonrefundable EIC with Federal EIC:
(This is the maximum possible EIC but it might be lower if your tax liability is less.)
Minimum Maryland Earned Income Credit:
Minimum EIC with Federal EIC:


Massachusetts

The Massachusetts earned income credit is 15% of the federal EIC. It is refundable even if you have no tax liability and it is calculated directly onto Form 1.

Part-year residents and nonresidents can also get this credit but it has to be prorated. Part-year residents need to prorate it according the amount of months living in Massachusetts and can get the credit even if there is no MA income. Nonresidents need to prorate it by the amount of Massachusetts income versus the total income. This credit is filed on Form 1-NR/PY.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your Massachusetts and total Earned Income Credit.

Massachusetts Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:$
Massachusetts Earned Income Credit:
(This is a projected amount, it might be lower due to various limitations that MA might have.)
Total Earned Income Credit:


Michigan

The state of Michigan has an Earned Income Tax Credit of 20% of the federal amount. It is a refundable credit and it is filed on form MI-1040.

Fill in your federal earned income credit to calculate your Michigan and total Earned Income Credit.

Michigan Earned Income Credit Calculator
Federal Earned Income Credit:$
Michigan Earned Income Credit:
(This is a projected amount, it might be lower due to various limitations that MI might have.)
Total Earned Income Credit:


Minnesota

Instead of the Earned Income Credit, Minnesota has a Working Family Tax Credit. It is practically the same as the federal EIC but is limited to two children instead of three. They also have their own table where the credit amount can be looked up or you can use the calculator below to get the right number. The schedule to use is called Schedule M1WFC and the credit is refundable.

Fill in your earned income and amount of qualifying children. Then choose your filing status by pressing the correct button to calculate your Minnesota Working Family Tax Credit.

Minnesota Working Family Tax Credit Calculator
Total Earned Income:$
Qualifying children:
Filing Status:
Minnesota Working Family Tax Credit:
(This is a projected amount, it might be lower due to various limitations that MN might have.)


You can also calculate earned income credit for more states here; we have a custom calculator for every state.



November 13, 2012



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