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vphillipsphoto
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I didnt get EIC on my 2020 tax return. On the IRS website it says I qualify. Why wasnt it applied to my tax return? Is it federal and state? Separate? Too late to apply?

Im looking to apply to the Golden State Stimulus and part of the qualifications is if I was approved for EITC. After checking my return it says it wasnt applied. Not sure why.
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DanPaul02
Level 7

I didnt get EIC on my 2020 tax return. On the IRS website it says I qualify. Why wasnt it applied to my tax return? Is it federal and state? Separate? Too late to apply?

We cannot see your return to explain why you did not qualify.  

To qualify for and claim the Earned Income Credit you must:

  • Have earned income; and
  • Have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year; and
  • Have a valid Social Security number (not an ITIN) for yourself, your spouse (if filing jointly), and any qualifying children on your return; and
  • Not have investment income exceeding $3,650; and
  • Not be filing a Form 2555 or 2555-EZ; and
  • File a return with the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widower filing status, even if you're not required to file a return.

In addition, both your earned income and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) may not exceed:

  • $15,820 if you're not claiming a qualifying child ($21,710 if filing jointly);
  • $41,756 if you're claiming 1 qualifying child ($47,646 if filing jointly);
  • $47,440 if you're claiming 2 qualifying children ($53,330 if filing jointly);
  • $50,954 if you're claiming 3+ qualifying children ($56,844 if filing jointly).

One more thing — if you're not claiming a qualifying child:

  • You (or your jointly filing spouse) must have been born on or after January 1, 1956; and
  • You (or your jointly filing spouse) must have been born on or before December 31, 1995; and
  • You (and your jointly filing spouse) cannot be claimed as a qualifying child or dependent on anyone else's return.



xmasbaby0
Level 15

I didnt get EIC on my 2020 tax return. On the IRS website it says I qualify. Why wasnt it applied to my tax return? Is it federal and state? Separate? Too late to apply?

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899157-what-are-the-qualifications-for-the-earned-income-credit-e...

https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit/use-the-eitc-assistant

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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