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The tax year 2023 maximum Earned Income Tax Credit amount is $7,430 for qualifying taxpayers who have three or more qualifying children, up from $6,935 for tax year 2022.

Maximum Credit Amounts

The maximum amount of credit tax year 2023:

  • No qualifying children: $600 (must be between ages 25-64)

  • 1 qualifying child: $3,995

  • 2 qualifying children: $6,604
  • 3 or more qualifying children: $7,430

Child Tax Credit still applies at $2,000 for each child age 16 and under (with the refundable portion being raised to $1,600 for 2023).

•Dependent Care expenses still applied for age 12 and under. 1 qualifying child max $3,000 and $6,000 max more than 1 qualifying child

•The standard deduction for couples Married Filing Jointly for tax year 2023 rises to $27,700 up $1,800 from the prior year. For Single taxpayers and individuals Married Filing Separately, the standard deduction rises to $13,850 for 2023, up $900, and for Heads of Households, the standard deduction will be $20,800 for tax year 2023, up $1,400 from the amount for tax year 2022.

•Education Credit no change

•You must have income on your return to receive any type of refund



-The”Covid 2019 lookback provision” will no longer be available to use as earn income

-Child Tax Credit will return to the 2020 laws of $2,000 per child and $1,400 of that being refundable.

-Child Tax Credit max age will no longer be 17. This will return to the 2020 law with the max age was 16 for kids 16 on December 31, 2022

-Earned Income Credit for single taxpayers without kids will return to 2020 law rules of 25 years of age and over and no longer 19 years of age and over

-No stimulus credits are available to be claimed for the 2022 tax year

-Dependent Care Credit or Daycare Credit will no longer be 50% refundable. The 2020 tax laws apply with 20%-30% being refundable and $3000 for 1 child or $6000 for 2 children

-Multiple people can file Head of Household

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