To be eligible for the NJEITC, you must:
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 must be $3,600 or less for the year.
Maximum Credit Amounts
The maximum amount of credit for Tax Year 2019 is:
|Single, Head of Household or Widowed||$15,570||$41,094||$46,703||$50,162|
|Married Filing Jointly||$21,370||$46,884||$52,493||$55,952|