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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low-to-moderate income workers and families get a tax break. Answer some questions to see if you qualify.
Answer a few quick questions about yourself to see if you qualify.
All fields marked with an asterisk * are required.
For wages and other income earned in:
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you're considered an alien.
You're considered a resident alien for the EITC if you have a green card, or you lived in the U.S. for more than a certain number of days.
For more information and important exceptions, see Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.
You must have a valid Social Security number (SSN) that is issued by the Social Security Administration on or before the due date of your tax return (including extensions).
For the EITC, an SSN is a valid SSN unless “Not Valid for Employment” is printed on the social security card and the number was issued solely to allow the recipient of the SSN to apply for or receive a federally funded benefit. An example of a federally funded benefit is Medicaid.
We accept a social security card with "Valid for work with DHS authorization" on it only as long as the DHS authorization is still valid.
For the EITC, we don't accept:
This refers to income you earned outside the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. possessions or territories which you have elected to exclude on a Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income.
In most cases you cannot be a dependent or qualifying child of another taxpayer and claim the EITC.
For more information about whether someone can claim you as a dependent, visit Whom May I Claim as a Dependent?
For more information about whether someone can claim you as a qualifying child for the EITC, see Publication 596, Earned Income Credit, You Cannot Be a Qualifying Child of Another Taxpayer.
We'll ask about children or relatives you might claim later.