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.

Certified Tax Return Preparers

Our Professional Service is 100% GuaranteedIn 2010 the IRS implemented new designations and qualification requirements for Registered Tax Return Preparers. The new rules apply to all tax return preparers who complete tax returns for hire.

The rules include:

  • Registration with the IRS to obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number or PTIN
  • Finger printing and a background check
  • Completing and passing the new Registered Tax Return Preparer Competency Exam
  • Continuing Education requirements

At E & K Tax Service, all our income tax return preparers are in full compliance with the new IRS rules. You can be assured that your return is prepared by qualified professionals and that we will get you the largest legal refund possible. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.