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Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

 
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Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

Are you confusing the child tax credit with earned income credit?  They are not the same thing--they are two different credits.  If your child turned 17 in 2017, then you do not get the child tax credit.  But you can still claim your child as a dependent and be eligible for the earned income credit.

Look at your tax return to see the child-related /dependent credits you received:

Child Tax Credit 1040A  line 35 1040 line 49

Additional Child Tax Credit   1040A  line 43 1040 line 67

Child & Dependent Care Credit  1040A line 31 1040 line 49

Earned Income Credit 1040A line 42a           1040 line 66a


The children you listed as your dependents will appear on line 6c

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Level 20

Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

Did you enter the income you earned from working yet?
Level 1

Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

yes
Level 20

Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

What is it saying about EIC?
Level 1

Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

that they are 17 and not eligible
Level 20

Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

That's the Child Tax Credit, not EIC. They must be under age 17 to get that.
Level 20

Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

Level 1

Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

I thought that was over when they turn 18
Level 20

Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

No, it's 17.
Level 20

Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

Level 20

Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

Are you confusing the child tax credit with earned income credit?  They are not the same thing--they are two different credits.  If your child turned 17 in 2017, then you do not get the child tax credit.  But you can still claim your child as a dependent and be eligible for the earned income credit.

Look at your tax return to see the child-related /dependent credits you received:

Child Tax Credit 1040A  line 35 1040 line 49

Additional Child Tax Credit   1040A  line 43 1040 line 67

Child & Dependent Care Credit  1040A line 31 1040 line 49

Earned Income Credit 1040A line 42a           1040 line 66a


The children you listed as your dependents will appear on line 6c

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Level 20

Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible

Level 20

Why can't I receive the EIC for my children, they are both in school full time and under 19, I did my taxes on here and said I wasn't eligible