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Earned Income Credit

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Earned Income Credit

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Earned Income Credit

I did have earned income before I started unemployment.  I am aware that unemployment doesnt qualify for EIC.  

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Earned Income Credit

The earned income credit is first calculated (actually looked up in a table) on your earned income then it is calculated on your total income (AGI). You get the lesser of the two calculated EIC numbers.  Your AGI will be based on the reduced unemployment compensation (after the, up to, $10,200 exclusion). 


See the 2020 EIC table, beginning at page 49 at:



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