How to Qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit

For those who earned less than $52,427 in 2014, there's a tax credit that may be especially beneficial to working parents. Parents with three eligible children can earn up to $6,143 in credit under the Earned Income Tax Credit, which has to be claimed on a return.

To qualify for EITC you must have earned income from employment, self-employment or another source and meet certain rules.

For workers without a qualifying child, you must meet other qualifying rules.