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Earned Income Credit (EIC)

This lesson covers the Earned Income Credit (EIC), which is based on the taxpayer's filing status, number of qualifying children, earned income, and adjusted gross income.

By using the intake and interview sheet, the interview tips in the Volunteer Resource Guide, and correctly filling out the EIC worksheets, most of the errors that result from incorrectly computing the EIC can be avoided.

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Skill Check

Check your understanding of the EIC and its qualifications. Indicate whether each of the statements below is true or false by clicking on the correct answer. To check your answers, click the Check My Answers button at the bottom of the page.

  1. Taxpayers who file as Married Filing Separately may qualify for the EIC.
  • A.
  • B.
  1. For EIC, a child can be claimed as a qualifying child on more than one tax return.
  • A.
  • B.
  1. Benjamin, age 26, lives alone, is single, and earns $10,250. His adjusted gross income is $10,950. Benjamin can claim the EIC.
  • A.
  • B.
  1. Taxpayers who claim the EIC based on one or more qualifying children are required to attach the Schedule EIC to their return.
  • A.
  • B.