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Income Tax 1099-G Insert - Unemployment Insurance

EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC) is a tax benefit for people who work full-time or part-time.

Workers can receive up to $6,728, depending on income and family size. Households may qualify for the federal and state EIC if, in 2021, you:

  • Earned less than $51,464 ($57,414 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children
  • Earned less than $47,915 ($53,865 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children
  • Earned less than $42,158 ($48,108 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child
  • Earned less than $21,430 ($27,380 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children

Tax Year 2021 maximum credit:

  • $6,728 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,980 with two qualifying children
  • $3,618 with one qualifying child
  • $1,502 with no qualifying children

Investment income must be $10,000 or less for the year.

Here’s how you get the EIC:

If you were raising children in your home in 2021, file federal Tax Form 1040 and attach Schedule EIC. For the Maryland EIC, file Tax Form 502.

To find locations for FREE tax preparation through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly Programs:

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DO YOU HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE?

Get covered today.
Maryland Health Connection is a one-stop shop to enroll in a private health or dental plan, Medicaid or, or the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP). Last year, 9 out of 10 people qualified for free or low-cost coverage.

Many people can enroll now.
Even though open enrollment has ended for 2022 plans, you still may be able to get covered if you’ve recently experienced a major life event such as losing your job-based health coverage, getting married or divorced, or turning 26 and moving off your parent’s insurance. See if you’re eligible at: marylandhealthconnection.gov/howto-enroll/special-enrollment/. If you qualify for Medicaid, you can enroll anytime.

  • If you bought a health plan through Maryland Health connection and got financial help paying your premiums, you MUST file taxes.
    Tell Maryland Health Connection about any changes in your income or household so you receive the right amount of financial help. Otherwise, you could owe more at tax time.
     
  • Bring Form 1095 to your tax preparer.
    You’ll receive Form 1095 from anyone who provides you with health insurance, including your employer, your health plan, or Maryland Health Connection.

Maryland Health Connection

For more information, visit:
www.marylandhealthconnection.gov
or call
855-642-8572.

If you have difficulty using a standard telephone, call Maryland Relay at 7-1-1.