To be eligible for the NJEITC for Tax Year 2021, 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 2021 is:
|Filing Status||Qualifying Children Claimed|
|0||1||2||3 or More|
|Single, Head of Household or Widowed||$21,430||$42,158||$47,915||$51,464|
|Married Filing Jointly||$27,380||$48,108||$53,865||$57,414|