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Kailef
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EIC Qualifying Child Non Dependent Credit

I'm a little confused by the whole EIC Non-Dependent Credit.

 

Person A is a disabled adult child who works and remains under SGA. Draws SSDI also. Person A files taxes this year and claims himself so he can get his stimulus. Personal A lives with Person B all year. He selects under My Info they can't be claimed. On their EIC form, it gives an option they can check that they were disabled and can be claimed by Person B. Person A doesn't qualify for EIC then. Person A goes to review taxes at the end, and it says Form 8862 needs reviewed and line 4 must be blank.

 

Person B is the mother of Person A. Person B is not claiming Person A as a dependent but can qualify for EIC on Person A for being disabled and living with them all year.

 

Why would the first person get that link 4 must be blank situation?

 

Can Person A claim themself and not qualify for the EIC and Person B(the parent) qualify for EIC on Person A in this situation as a non-dependent?

 

Can't a person be a qualifying child to the parent if they're totally disabled and not claimed as dependent? I thought that is what the non-dependent EIC was for.

 

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KrisD15
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EIC Qualifying Child Non Dependent Credit

The term "Non-dependent EIC" can only refer to the situation where divorced parents have an agreement and the custodial parent "allows" the non-custodial parent to claim the child as their dependent. (It's a little more complicated, but that's the idea)

 

When this happens, the non-custodial parent still can't use the child for certain credits, and the Earned Income Credit is one of them. 

 

In this situation, the custodial parent, although not claiming the child as their dependent, does get the EIC based on the child even though the child is not being claimed as their dependent, thus the "Non-dependent EIC"

 

In your situation, you would need to claim Person A as your dependent to have it impact your EIC. 

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KrisD15
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EIC Qualifying Child Non Dependent Credit

The term "Non-dependent EIC" can only refer to the situation where divorced parents have an agreement and the custodial parent "allows" the non-custodial parent to claim the child as their dependent. (It's a little more complicated, but that's the idea)

 

When this happens, the non-custodial parent still can't use the child for certain credits, and the Earned Income Credit is one of them. 

 

In this situation, the custodial parent, although not claiming the child as their dependent, does get the EIC based on the child even though the child is not being claimed as their dependent, thus the "Non-dependent EIC"

 

In your situation, you would need to claim Person A as your dependent to have it impact your EIC. 

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