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Earned income credit relief program

On the income tax credit  relief plan, it says, if earned income for 2019, was greater, than 2020, you can use 2019 earned income, to figure out my earned income credit for 2020, it states; this relief was provided  through the taxpayer certainly and Disaster tax relief act of 2020, is this correct???? 


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Level 15
Level 15

Earned income credit relief program

Yes, that is correct.

When you go through the EIC questions in TurboTax it will ask you if you want to use your 2019 earned income instead of 2020 earned income.


Level 11

Earned income credit relief program

Does the program ask EIC questions if the current return does not qualify for EIC (before trying to use 2019 earned income)?  For example, $0 of current year earned income.  Based on a few comments I've seen here, it seems like it might not.

Level 15
Level 15

Earned income credit relief program



It displays a list of several credits, one of which is EIC, and asks if you want to see if you qualify for any of the listed credits. If you say Yes, you get to the EIC questions.

Of course, you can always go to the EIC questions directly. Type eic in the Search box, then click the link that says "Jump to eic."

Either of these approaches leads to the option to use 2019 earned income, even if 2020 earned income is zero.


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