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Covid Relief, 2019 or 2020 Earned Income?

Question:
Covid Relief and your 2019 or 2020 Earned Income? What's best for you?
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COVID Relief Page for Tax Year 2020

Attention: If your earned income (W-2 income wages and/or net earnings from self-employment plus certain disability payments, etc.) was higher in tax year 2019 than in tax year 2020, you can use the 2019 amount to calculate your EITC and/or Additional Child Tax Credit for 2020. 

This temporary relief is provided through Tax Relief Act of 2020. After you signed in to your 2020 tax return on eFile.com, click on Federal Taxes -> Review. Then click on the link I'd like to see the forms I've filled out or search for a form. Then, enter COVID Relief in the search box and click on Add form next to COVID Relief. When you are in the tax app, don't rush this. Enter your 2019 Earned Income and see the results. You can also enter your 2020 Earned Income and compare. It's very difficult to predict which tax year Earned Income will be beneficial for you, but the eFile help will help select the best option for you. Contact us if you have questions.

You will enter all of this as you work through your tax return. As you report your information under Deductions & Credits, you will be asked about your 2019 income. You can answer all the questions and we will help find all the credits an deductions you qualify for as you prepare your return.

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Below is the COVID Relief entry screen:

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