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denise-kennedy
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Planning on filing separate from my spouse, cant get the EIC if I do, i make under 20000, he makes over 60000. Is it more conducive to file with him

Would his pay keep me from getting the EIC anyways, so does it matter?
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KrisD
Intuit Alumni

Planning on filing separate from my spouse, cant get the EIC if I do, i make under 20000, he makes over 60000. Is it more conducive to file with him

Filing "Married Filing Separately" would keep you from getting that credit (as well as others).

You may not get the Earned Income Credit if you file Married Filing Separately.

If you could qualify as Head Of Household you could apply for the credit.

To qualify, you would need to have lived apart at least the last 6 months of 2016 and have a qualifying child for the Head of Household filing status.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4206137


denise-kennedy
New Member

Planning on filing separate from my spouse, cant get the EIC if I do, i make under 20000, he makes over 60000. Is it more conducive to file with him

But if I file with my husband based on his pay would I not get it anyway? we are not separated nor do we have children.
denise-kennedy
New Member

Planning on filing separate from my spouse, cant get the EIC if I do, i make under 20000, he makes over 60000. Is it more conducive to file with him

And I would not be in the head of the household status.
KrisD
Intuit Alumni

Planning on filing separate from my spouse, cant get the EIC if I do, i make under 20000, he makes over 60000. Is it more conducive to file with him

You would not. There is no credit after income of 53,505.
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