To be eligible for the NJEITC, you must:
To qualify, you can be a single individual or a married/CU couple who is filing a joint tax return .
You cannot claim an NJEITC if your filing status is Married/CU Couple, Filing Separately .
A qualifying child is a dependent whom is directly related to you by blood or by legal means (ex. marriage, adoption, fostering).
A qualifying child must also:
Examples of qualifying children (dependents)
You must have earned income to qualify for an NJEITC. Earned income includes:
Examples of Income that are Not Earned Income:
Investment Income Limit:
The maximum amount of credit for Tax Year 2020 is:
|Single, Head of Household or Widowed||$15,820||$41,756||$47,440||$50,954|
|Married Filing Jointly||$21,710||$47,646||$53,330||$56,844|