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Why is turbo tax not giving me the Earned Income Credit when I’m a single mom who made less then $24k last year

When I filed my taxes and when I try to amend TurboTax says I’m ineligible for EIC when I am in fact eligible and they won’t give it to me.
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Why is turbo tax not giving me the Earned Income Credit when I’m a single mom who made less then $24k last year

You may have entered something incorrectly.    You are going to have to go back through the questions in My Info and see if you answered some questions incorrectly.   And make sure you entered your W-2 or self-employment income correctly.   If you are eligible for EIC it is added to your refund automatically and will show up on line 27 of your Form 1040.

 

Make sure you have entered your child as a dependent in My Info, and that you have entered the child's Social Security number.    Careful— do not say that your child’s SSN is not valid for employment.  If your child was born in 2023 make sure you said he lived with you the whole year.  There is an oddly worded question that asks if the child paid over half their own support.  Say NO to that question.

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899157-what-are-the-qualifications-for-the-earned-income-credit-e...

https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit/use-the-eitc-assistant

 

 

 

 

Look at your 2023 Form 1040 to see the child-related credits you received

 

PREVIEW 1040

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901539-how-do-i-preview-my-turbotax-online-return-before-filing

 

Child Tax Credit line 19

Credit for Other Dependents line 19

Earned Income Credit line 27

Additional Child Tax Credit line 28

 

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
JohnB5677
Employee Tax Expert

Why is turbo tax not giving me the Earned Income Credit when I’m a single mom who made less then $24k last year

We're not sure.  We can't see your tax return, but theses are the IRS rules to Qualify.

"Basic Qualifying Rules"

To qualify for the EITC, you must:

Please also see When to Use Schedule EIC: Earned Income Credit see the section on Calculating the Credit.

 

If you feel that you fulfill all of these requirements, please check your tax return.

The Earned Income Credit would be on line 27

 

You can preview your tax return by going to:

  1. On the menu bar on the left that shows.
  2. Select Tax Tools
  3. On the drop-down select Tools
  4. On the popup menu
  5. Select View Tax Summary
  6. On the left sidebar
  7. Select Preview my 1040.
  8. Schedules 1,2&3 are included if you scroll down past your 1040.
  9. To return to the entry screens press Back on the sidebar.

Some key numbers on your 1040 tax return are:

Line 15 - Taxable Income

Line 24 - Total Tax.

Line 25 d - Withholdings.

Line 26 - Estimated tax payments

Line 33 - Payments including Credits.

Line 34 - Overpayments.

Line 37 - Tax owed.

 

Please contact us again with any questions, and provide some additional details.

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JohnB5677
Employee Tax Expert

Why is turbo tax not giving me the Earned Income Credit when I’m a single mom who made less then $24k last year

We're not sure.  We can't see your tax return, but theses are the IRS rules to Qualify.

"Basic Qualifying Rules"

To qualify for the EITC, you must:

Please also see When to Use Schedule EIC: Earned Income Credit see the section on Calculating the Credit.

 

If you feel that you fulfill all of these requirements, please check your tax return.

The Earned Income Credit would be on line 27

 

You can preview your tax return by going to:

  1. On the menu bar on the left that shows.
  2. Select Tax Tools
  3. On the drop-down select Tools
  4. On the popup menu
  5. Select View Tax Summary
  6. On the left sidebar
  7. Select Preview my 1040.
  8. Schedules 1,2&3 are included if you scroll down past your 1040.
  9. To return to the entry screens press Back on the sidebar.

Some key numbers on your 1040 tax return are:

Line 15 - Taxable Income

Line 24 - Total Tax.

Line 25 d - Withholdings.

Line 26 - Estimated tax payments

Line 33 - Payments including Credits.

Line 34 - Overpayments.

Line 37 - Tax owed.

 

Please contact us again with any questions, and provide some additional details.

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
JohnB5677
Employee Tax Expert

Why is turbo tax not giving me the Earned Income Credit when I’m a single mom who made less then $24k last year

We're not sure.  We can't see your tax return, but theses are the IRS rules to Qualify.

"Basic Qualifying Rules"

To qualify for the EITC, you must:

Please also see When to Use Schedule EIC: Earned Income Credit see the section on Calculating the Credit.

 

If you feel that you fulfill all of these requirements, please check your tax return.

The Earned Income Credit would be on line 27

 

You can preview your tax return by going to:

  1. On the menu bar on the left that shows.
  2. Select Tax Tools
  3. On the drop-down select Tools
  4. On the popup menu
  5. Select View Tax Summary
  6. On the left sidebar
  7. Select Preview my 1040.
  8. Schedules 1,2&3 are included if you scroll down past your 1040.
  9. To return to the entry screens press Back on the sidebar.

Please contact us again with any questions, and provide some additional details.

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
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