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Module 11: Earned Income Credit

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Sim 11A: Claiming the Earned Income Credit without a Qualifying Child
Simulation Info: Seth Wiggins; Marital status: Single; Background: You work as a horse trainer and want to claim the Earned Income Credit.

Answer the following questions to determine if you are eligible to claim the Earned Income Credit.

Do you have a valid Social Security number?

A.
B.

Do you have earned income?

A.
B.

Are you a U.S. citizen or resident?

A.
B.

Are you filing Form 2555 or 2555-EZ?

A.
B.

Did you have more than $3,350 of investment income?

A.
B.

Do you have a qualifying child?

A.
B.

At the end of 2014 were you at least 25 years old but less than 65 years old?

A.
B.

Can anyone else claim you as a dependent on his or her tax return?

A.
B.

Are you the qualifying child of another person?

A.
B.

Did you live in the United States more than half of the tax year?

A.
B.

Are you eligible to claim the Earned Income Credit?

A.
B.
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