About Form 8862, Information To Claim Earned Income Credits After Disallowance

Taxpayers complete Form 8862 and attach it to their tax return if:

  • Their Earned Income Credit (EIC), child tax credit (CTC)/additional child tax credit (ACTC) or American opportunity credit (AOTC) was reduced or disallowed for any reason other than a math or clerical error.
  • They want to take the credit(s) and meet all the requirements.

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