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How much income can you make and still get the EIC?

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The amount of income taxpayers can earn and still claim the earned income tax credit varies according to their tax-filing status and their number of qualifying children. The 2014 income limits range from $14,590 to $52,247, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

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A single taxpayer with no children can earn up to $14,590 and retain eligibility for the tax credit. A single individual with three or more children can earn up to $46,997. A married couple with no children can earn up to $20,020, and a couple with three or more children can earn up to $52,247. All taxpayers seeking the credit must have no more than $3,350 in investment income, notes the IRS.

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