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Other EITC Issues

Question: Can I claim the earned income credit on Form 1040EZ?

Answer:

You can use Form 1040EZ (.pdf), Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents, when claiming the earned income credit only if you do not have a qualifying child and your investment income is $3,350 or less (for 2014). 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), U.S. Individual Income Tax Return; however, if your investment income is more than $3,350, you cannot claim the earned income credit.

Additional Information:


Category: Earned Income Tax Credit
Subcategory: Other EITC Issues

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