The Internal Revenue Service publishes an earned income credit, or EIC, table each year in Publication 596. It's available in a downloadable PDF format or as an HTML page from the IRS website. Taxpayers can also request Publication 596 be mailed to them.
In addition to an EIC table, Publication 596 contains valuable information and instructions for claiming the EIC. An EIC eligibility checklist is included that allows taxpayers to determine quickly if they qualify for the credit.
Taxpayers requesting that a hard copy of the publication be mailed to them should allow up to 15 days for the IRS to process their requests.