2016, 2016 Kansas Earned Income Tax Credit Kansas EITC

18 percent of the federal EITC in tax years 2010-2012; 17 percent of the federal EITC thereafter Notes/News: During the 2007 legislative session, the Kansas Legislature increased the EITC to 17 percent of the federal EITC.

 

The Kansas state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The Kansas state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps more than 200,000 working Kansans—primarily those with children—make ends meet. Working families with children earning up to about $39,000 to $52,000 (depending on marital status and the number of children in the family) generally can qualify for Kansas’ EITC, but the largest benefits go to families with incomes between about $10,000 and $23,000.

 

What is the Kansas EITC?

It is reaching working families in all of Kansas’ communities, especially those in rural areas. Of the top 20 counties with the highest percentage of their residents receiving the state EITC, 19 were rural.Some legislators are considering the possibility of eliminating the state’s earned income tax credit in exchange for expanding its Medicaid program.

 

Can I claim a Kansas earned income credit?

If you are a Kansas resident and claimed an earned income credit on your Federal return, you can claim an earned income tax credit on your Kansas income tax return. Nonresidents cannot claim the earned income credit.

How do I calculate the Kansas earned income credit?

The Kansas earned income tax credit is seventeen percent of the federal earned income credit. If you do not know the amount of your federal earned income credit by the filing due date, file your Kansas return without claiming the earned income credit and pay any amount due. Once you know the amount of your federal earned income credit, amend your Kansas return to claim the earned income credit.