Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Rate (Fully Refundable): 30% of the federal credit.1

Eligibility Requirements: See Connecticut’s EITC information page

Latest Legislative Action:

  • Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) announced his budget proposal for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which included a permanent reduction in the state’s EITC from 27.5 to 25 percent of the federal credit.
  • Connecticut’s state EITC was temporarily reduced from 30% to 25% of the federal EITC in 2014, then expanded to 27.5% in 2015 and back to 30% in 2016 as part of a solution to the address state’s significant budget gap.

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

State CTC: Connecticut does not currently offer a state-level CTC.

Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC)

Connecticut does not currently offer a state-level CDCTC.

  1. Federal and State EITC Threshold Amounts for 2015, Connecticut Department of Revenue Services
For More State Information:

Jim Horan, Executive Director
Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS)
(860) 951-2212 ext. 235

Wade Gibson
Senior Policy Fellow
Fiscal Policy Center at Connecticut Voices for Children
(203) 498-4240