Do I Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit

E & K Tax Service will get you the largest legal refund possible!The Earned Income Tax Credit, simply called EITC or EIC is a credit for certain people who don’t earn a high income. If you qualify, you could receive a substantial return from the IRS. The IRS has strict guidelines regarding qualification for the Earned Income Tax Credit. The best way to find out how much you qualify for is to bring your records to E & K Tax Service so that we can calculate your taxes and the amount of your refund.

To qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC, you must have earned income from employment, self-employment or another source and meet all of the following rules:

  1. Have a valid Social Security Number
  2. Have earned income from employment, self-employment or another source
  3. Cannot use the married, filing separate filing status
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien all year or a nonresident alien married to a U.S. citizen or resident alien and choose to file a joint return and be treated as a resident alien
  5. Cannot be the qualifying child of another person*
  6. Cannot file Form 2555 or 2555-EZ (related to foreign earned income)
  7. Your Adjusted Gross Income and earned income must meet the limits shown on the Income Limits, Maximum Credit Amounts and Tax Law Updates Page
  8. Your investment income must meet or be less than the amount listed on the Income Limits, Maximum Credit Amounts and Tax Law Updates Page

If you are married and file a joint return with your spouse, your spouse must also meet the EITC rules for everyone.

These rules sound complicated, and they are, so bring your W-2s and Social Security cards to us so we can determine your Earned Income Tax Credit qualification.