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The Earned Income Tax Credit - EITC or EIC

The Earned Income Tax Credit - EIC or EITC - is a refundable tax credit for taxpayers who have low or moderate incomes. This credit is meant to supplement your earned income, which is income you have earned by working for yourself - being self-employed - or working for someone else - employment or W-2 income. Learn more about taxable income and tax free income.

Are You Eligible for the EITC?

Simply use this tool and you will know if you qualifyand the the tax credit amount without going through a lot of Tax Mumbo Jumbo. The Earned Income Tax Credit you can reduce your taxes and increase your tax refund. The EITC allows you to keep more of your hard-earned money. The credit is based on your total earned income or your total Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), whichever is higher. Learn more here on what is earned income versus investment income. The income limits for the EITC get adjusted every year, so even if you did not qualify for the EITC in the past, you might qualify now and be able to claim it this year on your return. Start the EITCucator tool below to see if you qualify for this credit and learn what your credit amount may be before you prepare and e-File your tax return on eFile.com.

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Can I Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit?
Do you, your spouse and all of your qualifying children, relatives, person have a valid Social Security Number (SSN)?
Do you have earned income, such as taxable wages, salaries, tips, or net self-employment earnings?
1. Did you have at least one qualifying child, relative, person who lived with you more than 6 months during the tax year? 2. Or did you live apart from your spouse for at least 6 months during the tax year? 3.Or were you legally separated based on your state law and did not live in the same household as your spouse as of December 31?
Were you a U.S. citizen or resident alien for ALL of the tax year?
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, relative, person by another taxpayer for the purpose of the Earned Income Credit?
Are you claiming the Foreign Income Tax Exclusion for your foreign earned income?
Is your tax year investment income over $10,300?
Select the number of qualifying children, relatives or person, younger than you, you can claim that fall at least under ONE of these categories?
  • - Age 18 or younger as of December 31 of the tax year.
  • - Age 23 or younger as of December 31 of the the tax year and a full-time student for at least 5 months of the year.
  • - Permanently or totally disabled during the tax year regardless of age during the tax year.
Were you at least 19 years old on the last day of the tax year?
Did you live in the U.S. for more than half of the tax year?

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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How to Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit for a Previous Tax Year

If you need to claim the EITC for a previous year for the first time or by filing a tax amendment for an accepted return, start by determining your eligibility with these calculators below.

2021 Earned Income Tax Credit Calculator | 2020 EITC Calculator | 2019 EITC Calculator | 2018 EITCuator | 2017 EITCucator2016 EITCucator2015 EITCucator

Prepare to prepare your next tax return with eFile.com and see why eFile has become trusted amongst taxpayers. The eFile platform will not only claim the credit for you, but will calculate the maximum amount you are entitled to. See our promises and compare to other tax preparation services to see for yourself!

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