Generally, if you qualified for a federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC), you also qualify for the Illinois EIC. You must complete Schedule IL-EIC, Illinois Earned Income Credit, to figure your credit amount.
We will review the EIC you claim and we may ask you to provide additional information such as:
Please do not attach this information to your originally-filed Form IL-1040, Individual Income Tax Return. If necessary, we will send you a letter requesting additional documents in order to verify your EIC.
For tax years 2008 – 2016, you must use Schedule ICR to calculate this credit.
For tax years 2007 and prior, you must use the Earned Income Credit (EIC) Worksheet in the IL-1040 Instructions to calculate this credit.