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The Iowa Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable credit.

This credit is available only to taxpayers who qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

To find out if you qualify for federal EITC, see the IRS EITC information or call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

To calculate the Iowa Earned Income Tax Credit, multiply your federal EITC by .07 (7.0%).

If you qualify for the low income exemption as explained in the instructions for line 26, and are filing an Iowa return only to claim a refund of the Earned Income Tax Credit, enter the words “low income exemption” in the area to the left of your net income figure on line 26. Enter zero on line 59. Enter the amount of your Iowa Earned Income Tax Credit on lines 65, 67, 68, 69, and 70.


The Iowa Earned Income Credit must be adjusted using the following formula.

Iowa net income (line 26, IA 126)

divided by

All-source net income of you and spouse
(line 26, IA 1040)


Iowa Earned Income Credit
credit on line 65
The ratio cannot exceed 100%.      

Married Separate Filers: The Iowa Earned Income Tax Credit must be divided between husband and wife in the ratio of each spouse’s earned income to the total earned income of both spouses. Earned income includes wages, salaries, tips or other compensation and net earnings from self-employment.

(Examples of how to prorate)

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