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davelmed
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I'm a parent that's also a full time college student and isn't working. I have 2 dependents, do I not qualify for the EIC? I thought being full time in college counted as "income" for tax purposes and would qualify me

 
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AndreaG
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I'm a parent that's also a full time college student and isn't working. I have 2 dependents, do I not qualify for the EIC? I thought being full time in college counted as "income" for tax purposes and would qualify me

No. Unfortunately, taking college courses doesnt count as earned income for the earned income credit. Being a full time college student can count for the child and dependent care credit under certain circumstances, but it doesnt count for earned income credit.

Please refer to the following FAQs to learn more about the earned income credit requirements. 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4790637  https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3299933

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