Do I have to claim the Earned Income Credit if I qualify?
According to my early calculations, my estimated tax refund for 2018
will be around $1300, and I am also eligible for Earned Income Credit
(EIC) in the amount of $57. However, I would prefer not to claim the
EIC because doing so would delay my refund, and I will need it as soon
as possible so that I can pay bills and buy food. I feel that this delay
is not worth the relatively small amount of money I'd receive as EIC.
Am I required to claim the EIC if my gross income falls under the
threshold, and, if not, does TurboTax give me the option to not claim it?