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Can I qualify for the Earned Income Credit if I didn't work, was unemployed, or am not required to file a return?

You can still qualify for the Earned Income Credit (EIC) as long as you have earned income and meet all the other EIC qualifications.

Being unemployed, not working, and/or not meeting the filing threshold doesn't automatically disqualify you from the EIC. You must file a return and meet the EIC requirements to get the credit.

TurboTax handles the behind-the-scenes calculations so you don't have to.

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