The "EICucator" or Earned Income Tax Credit Educator

Do you, your spouse (if filing jointly), AND all Qualifying Children have a valid SSN?
Do you have earned income, such as taxable wages, salaries, tips, or net self-employment earnings?
Is your filing status Married Filing Separately?
Were you a U.S. citizen or resident alien for ALL of the tax year?
OR
Are you a nonresident alien married to a U.S. citizen or resident alien with whom you are filing jointly?
Are you able to be claimed as the Qualifying Child of another taxpayer for the purpose of the Earned Income Credit?
Are you filing Form 2555 (Foreign Earned Income)?
OR
Are you filing Form 2555-EZ?
Is your investment income for the tax year less than $3,330?

If you do NOT have a Qualifying Child:
(Answer "Yes" if you DO have a Qualifying Child)

-Were you older than 25 AND younger than 65 on the last day of the tax year?
AND
-Did you live in the U.S. for more than half of the tax year?

(If you DO have a Qualifying Child, answer "Yes")

Is your adjusted gross income MORE than:

- $14,590 if you have No Qualifying Children ($20,020 if Married Filing Jointly)?
- $38,511 if you have 1 Qualifying Child ($43,941 if Married Filing Jointly)?
- $43,756 if you have 2 Qualifying Children ($49,186 if Married Filing Jointly)?
- $46,997 if you have 3 or more Qualifying Children ($52,427 if Married Filing Jointly)?

No. According to the information you have provided, you do not qualify for the Earned Income Credit.

There may be other tax credits available for you. When you prepare your tax return on efile.com, the online tax software will identify and calculate every credit for which you qualify.  

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