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New Jersey Earned Income Tax Credit (ETIC)

We envision building a New Jersey where everyone can afford life's basic needs.

NJEITC is a cash-back tax credit that puts money back into the pockets of working families and individuals, including the self-employed, who earn low- to moderate-income.

Under a law signed last year by the Governor, the credit is increasing in three phases. For Tax Year 2019, New Jersey is giving 39% of the federal EITC to those who claim it on their tax return. This means you could get up to $6,557 from the federal EITC program and an additional $2,557 from New Jersey too! Next year, under the third step, it will increase to 40% of the federal EITC amount and remain at that level moving forward.

Almost 25% of eligible New Jerseyans never apply for NJEITC.

Don't shortchange yourself. You worked for it, now get it.

Prior Year NJEITC Information
Year Percentage
2018 37%
2017 35%
2016 35%
2015 30%
2010-2014 20%
2009 25%
2008 22.5%
2007 20%
2003-2006 20%

Last Updated: Tuesday, 02/25/20