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Earned Income Tax Credit - Other EITC Issues


Rev. date: 1/2010


If both parents want to claim the earned income credit but were never married, who is entitled to claim the credit?

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If the child is a qualifying child of both parents, they may choose which one will claim the credit.

Rev. date: 1/2010


Can I get the earned income credit?

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You may be able to take this credit if your earned income does not exceed a maximum dollar amount set by law.

Rev. date: 1/2010


Can Form 1040EZ be used to claim the earned income credit?

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You can use Form 1040EZ (PDF) when claiming the earned income credit only if you do not have a qualifying child.