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shymimmitt
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If I was on home confinement does that still count as living in the half way house and why when I got to that question did it deduct money from my return

 
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Kadian
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If I was on home confinement does that still count as living in the half way house and why when I got to that question did it deduct money from my return

Being confined to your home "house arrest" is not the same as living in a halfway house.

The reason you notice the decrease in your refund when you answered yes to living in a half way house is, while incarcerated or living in a Half Way House, any income you earned during this time does not qualify as earned income for the Earned Income Credit. 

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Kadian
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If I was on home confinement does that still count as living in the half way house and why when I got to that question did it deduct money from my return

Being confined to your home "house arrest" is not the same as living in a halfway house.

The reason you notice the decrease in your refund when you answered yes to living in a half way house is, while incarcerated or living in a Half Way House, any income you earned during this time does not qualify as earned income for the Earned Income Credit. 

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