TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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E-file reject IND-046: Form 8862 is missing from the tax return and it is required to be able to claim the earned income credit (EIC)

To resolve this rejection, you'll need to add Form 8862: Information To Claim Earned Income Credit After Disallowance to your return. Follow the instructions in the next section.


Tip: In step 5, you will fill out an onscreen version of Form 8862. To eliminate side-to-side scrolling, maximize your browser window. If you're using a mobile device, you can also sign in on a desktop or laptop computer.

  1. Sign in to TurboTax if you haven't already signed in.
    • Click or tap any orange "Fix" buttons you see before proceeding to the next step.
  2. Right after the blue Simple and accurate screen finishes loading, search for eic in the upper-right corner, then click "Jump to eic" in the search results.
    • On mobile devices, tap the question mark to open search.
  3. Continue through the Earned Income Credit section until you reach Do any of these uncommon situations apply?
    • On this screen, check the 4th box, I got a letter/notice from the IRS telling me to fill out an 8862 form to claim the Earned Income Credit. Click or tap Continue.
  4. Keep going, and soon you should see the screen Since you got an IRS notice, we need to check if any of these apply to your situation.
    • Make sure No is selected, then continue.
  5. The next screen will display Form 8862, which you'll need to complete (the program will double-check your entries in the next step). When finished, click or tap Continue.
  6. Now click Review near the top of your screen.
    • Mobile devices: Tap in the upper left corner to open the side menu, then tap Review.
  7. Go through the Review section to find and correct any blank entries on the 8862. If you had to fix anything, run through the review again until there are no more errors.

Once Review is complete without errors, you're ready to re-file:

  1. Click File near the top of your screen.
    • Mobile devices: Tap in the upper left corner to open the side menu, then tap File.
  2. On the Welcome back screen, click or tap Continue (not "Fix my return" – you've already done that).
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to save and re-file your return.