2011 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) - Can I Claim It?
The 2011 EITC Assistant can help you determine if you can claim the EITC, "Am I an Eligible Individual? And help you calculate the amount of the credit, "How Much is My Credit" It also has one subsection. You can start on any topic to find out if you can claim the EITC for 2011.
NOTE: You will need to know your filing status for 2011 in order to use this program. If you do not know your filing status, you need to exit the EITC Assistant and determine your filing status using the Interactive Tax Assistant.
Start Here: Am I an Eligible Individual?
Determine if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Even if you are an eligible individual, whether you can claim the credit also depends on your filing status and income. This tool can help you determine your eligibility, your filing status, the status of a child as your qualifying child, and the estimated amount of your credit.
Is a Child My Qualifying Child?
Help in determining whether a child is your qualifying child.
Caution: If you lived in a disaster area in 2009, and your 2009 earned income was less than your 2008 earned income, you may qualify to use your 2008 earned income instead of your 2009 earned income to figure your EIC. Get the Latest Tax Relief Guidance in Disaster Situations.
How Much is My Credit?
If you already know that you are eligible for the credit for this tax year, this tool will estimate your credit amount. You will need to know the amount and types of income you received for the 2011 tax year and any adjustments to that income. You should use actual amounts if you have them available. The program will assist you by prompting you for the amounts needed.
NOTE: The information you provide will be used only for purposes of determining your eligibility. It will not be shared, stored or used in any other way, nor can it be used to identify the individual who enters it. The information is discarded when you exit this program.