1040 - US ELF: Error Code F1040EZ-044

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Error Code F1040EZ-044: Form 1040EZ, Line 8a 'EarnedIncomeCreditAmt' must have a zero value if an amount is entered. e-File database indicates the taxpayer is not allowed to claim Earned Income Credit for this tax year.

This is an IRS master file rejection. If you believe the taxpayer qualifies for the EIC, then the return will need to be filed on paper as the IRS e-File database indicates otherwise.  If filing the return on paper, refer to 1040 - US ELF:  Form 8948 - Paper Filing Exceptions.

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