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Can I qualify for the Earned Income Credit if I didn't work, was unemployed, or am not required to file a return?

SOLVEDby TurboTax706Updated November 22, 2023

You do not qualify for the Earned Income Credit (EIC) unless you have earned income and meet all the other EIC qualifications.

Being unemployed, not working, and/or not meeting the filing threshold automatically disqualifies you from the EIC.

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

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