Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
Level Basic Advanced Military International

Family and Other Issues

Family and Other Issues

Earned Income Tax Credit

A student or scholar who is a nonresident for any part of the tax year generally does not qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). However, a student or scholar who was married and chose to file a joint return with a U.S. citizen or resident spouse may be eligible for the credit. See Publication 596 for more information.