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

Earned Income Credit (EIC) Workout

Qualifying for the EIC

Earned Income

Case Study

Ellis had several part-time jobs during the tax year, one of which was providing handyman and gardening services for Mrs. Fulton, a retired widow. Ellis's total earned income from all his jobs was $12,500, including the $750 he earned as a household employee for Mrs. Fulton. Ellis received Forms W-2 from all his employers except Mrs. Fulton.

How would you complete line 7 (wages, salaries, and tips) of Ellis's Form 1040?

Line 7 of Form 1040.