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Earned Income Credit

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.

More information about EIC.