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Watch out for these Common EITC Errors!
Earned Income Tax Credit errors can delay your refund or result in your EITC claim being denied. Watch out for these common errors when claiming EITC:
- Claiming a child who does not meet all of the qualifying child tests: relationship, age, residency and joint return. Read more about the qualifying child rules here.
- Social Security number or last name mismatches.
- Filing as single or head of household when married.
- Over or under reporting of income.
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 2012-12-27