The EIC Worksheet instructs you to use the EIC Table to determine the credit. When using the EIC Table:
Enter the amount on the Earned Income Credit line in the Payments section of the return.
Tax preparation software programs automatically calculate the correct amount of EIC.
To avoid errors, double-check that the page says "Earned Income Credit (EIC) Table." Be careful not to mistake the Tax Tables for the earned income credit tables. Look up the credit on the EIC table twice; once before you enter the credit on the worksheet, and again after you have entered it on the worksheet.