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awebster242004
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My son lives with me, but his father and i have an agreement that he will take care of all of our son's expenses and he can claim him at end of year. Can dad claim EIC?

 
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KatrinaB48
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My son lives with me, but his father and i have an agreement that he will take care of all of our son's expenses and he can claim him at end of year. Can dad claim EIC?

No, only the parent that a child lives with can claim the earned income credit whether or not that parent claims the child as a dependent. You are the one who is eligible for this credit. Please view the qualifications for claiming the earned income credit for more information.

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KatrinaB48
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My son lives with me, but his father and i have an agreement that he will take care of all of our son's expenses and he can claim him at end of year. Can dad claim EIC?

No, only the parent that a child lives with can claim the earned income credit whether or not that parent claims the child as a dependent. You are the one who is eligible for this credit. Please view the qualifications for claiming the earned income credit for more information.

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