Fiscal Cliff Tax Changes

Earned Income Tax Credit

In 2013 both phaseout limits and credit amounts will revert back to lower levels. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable credit for married couples filing jointly with 2012 earned income under $50,270 and singles who made less than $45,060. The more children you have, the more money you receive. Your income and family size determine the amount of the credit, but the maximum credit is $5,891 this year. The income thresholds for this credit have increased over the past decade, and the maximum credit has increased since the recession.

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