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Why don't I qualify for EIC?

by TurboTax Updated 7 months ago

The most common reasons people don't qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EIC, are as follows:

  • Their AGI, earned income, and/or investment income is too high.
  • They have no earned income.
  • They're using Married Filing Separately.
  • Their dependent doesn't meet the qualifying child criteria (if claiming one).
  • They're too young or too old (if not claiming a qualifying child).

In addition, there are several other qualifications that must be met in order to qualify for EIC. The full list of these qualifications can be found here.