Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit
(Revised November 2012)

Starting with the year 2000, Illinois allows an earned income tax credit equal to 5% of the earned income tax credit claimed on the Federal income tax return. The credit can only be taken against the Illinois tax for that year, and if the credit exceeds the Illinois tax, the excess is lost. Part-year and non-residents are also entitled to the credit; however, the credit (5% of the Federal credit) is limited based upon the percentage of income allocated to the Illinois return.

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