Earned income credit (EIC) FAQs (1040)

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The following includes answers to common questions about the earned income credit and preparer's due diligence checklist.

What constitutes disqualifying income for purposes of the eligibility provisions for the earned income tax credit?

Why is the Earned Income Credit calculating when one spouse is either over 65 or under 25?

I entered dependent information for a child born in 2018. Why didn't the dependent information transfer to Schedule EIC?

How do I identify a child as qualifying for the earned income credit in a year where the child is not eligible to be claimed as a dependent?

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