Other EITC Issues
Question: Can Form 1040EZ be used to claim the earned income credit?
You can use Form 1040EZ (PDF) when claiming the earned income credit only if you do not have a qualifying child and your investment income is $3,200 or less (for 2012). Your investment income is the total amount of interest from line 2 of Form 1040EZ and any tax-exempt interest.
- If you do not meet the requirements for filing Form 1040EZ, you must use Form 1040A (PDF) or Form 1040 (PDF), however, if your investment income is more than $3,200, you cannot claim the earned income credit.
Category: Earned Income Tax Credit
Subcategory: Other EITC Issues