TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Can I qualify for the EIC if I didn't work, was unemployed, or am not required to file a return?

You can still qualify for the EIC as long as you have earned income and meet all the other EIC qualifications.

In other words, being unemployed, not working, and/or not meeting the filing threshhold doesn't automatically disqualify you from the EIC.  You must file a return and meet the EIC requirements to get the credit.

TurboTax handles the behind-the-scenes calculations so you don't have to.