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Question that asks "Did you receive income as an inmate or through a work release program?"

 
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Question that asks "Did you receive income as an inmate or through a work release program?"

Income received  while in a halfway house, while incarcerated or in a work release program doesn't qualify as earned income for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Other than that, you would just report the income as usual.

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Question that asks "Did you receive income as an inmate or through a work release program?"

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Question that asks "Did you receive income as an inmate or through a work release program?"

Pay received for work while an inmate is not considered earned income and does apply toward calculating the Earned Income Credit. If any income was received in this scenario, it needs to be reported.

 

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