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shykatt2000
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I just submitted my tax return and under the earned income credit portion for my son one of the boxes said was a child under the age of 24 or younger than you

There were two boxes to check yes or no and neither one of them were checked
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KrisD
Intuit Alumni

I just submitted my tax return and under the earned income credit portion for my son one of the boxes said was a child under the age of 24 or younger than you

Yes, you are correct. If you look above Box 4, in Box 3 it says "If born after 1998 and the child is younger than you... skip line 4a and 4b; go to line 5." (Please see the screen shot below) The print is a light blue so easy to miss. 

In your case, box 4 should be skipped. 

Your paperwork was filled out correctly. 

Thank you for your observance and alerting us to what you thought was a potential problem.

At TurboTax we do everything we can to produce a quality product. 

Thank you for using TurboTax. 

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KrisD
Intuit Alumni

I just submitted my tax return and under the earned income credit portion for my son one of the boxes said was a child under the age of 24 or younger than you

Yes, you are correct. If you look above Box 4, in Box 3 it says "If born after 1998 and the child is younger than you... skip line 4a and 4b; go to line 5." (Please see the screen shot below) The print is a light blue so easy to miss. 

In your case, box 4 should be skipped. 

Your paperwork was filled out correctly. 

Thank you for your observance and alerting us to what you thought was a potential problem.

At TurboTax we do everything we can to produce a quality product. 

Thank you for using TurboTax. 

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