2012 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) - Can I Claim It?
The 2012 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 2012.
NOTE: You will need to know your filing status for 2012 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.
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 2012 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 is used only to determine your eligibility. It is not shared, stored, or used in any other way, nor can it be used to identify you. We discard all information when you exit this program.