Worksheet B—Earned Income Credit (Continued)

Worksheet B—Earned Income Credit (Continued)

Summary: This flowchart represents the worksheet information listed on Worksheet B, page 2. It is a continuation of the previous page.

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Part 5. All Filers Using Worksheet B.

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Process (b)

6. Enter your total earned income from Part 4, line 4b.

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Process (c)

7. Look up the amount on line 6 above in the EIC Table to find the credit. Be sure you use the correct column for your filing status and the number of children you have. Enter the credit here.

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Decision (1)

Is line 7 zero?

IF Yes Continue To Process (d)
IF No Continue To Process (e)

Process (d)

STOP. You can’t take the credit. Enter "No" on the dotted line next to Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 18a.

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8. Enter the amount from Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 8b.

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Decision (2)

9. Are the amounts on lines 8 and 6 the same?

IF Yes Continue To Process (f)
IF No Continue To Process (g)

Process (f)

Skip line 10; enter the amount from line 7 on line 11.

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Process (g)

Part 6--Filers Who Answered "No" on Line 9

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Decision (3)

Do you have any qualifying children?

IF Yes Continue To Decision (4)
IF No Continue To Decision (5)

Decision (4)

Is the amount on line 8 less than $19,050 ($24,850 if married filing jointly)?

IF Yes Continue To Process (g)
IF No Continue To Process (h)

Decision (5)

Is the amount on line 8 less than $8,650 ($14,450 if married filing jointly)?

IF Yes Continue To Process (h)
IF No Continue To Process (i)

Process (h)

Leave line 10 blank; enter the amount from line 7 on line 11.

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Process (i)

Look up the amount on line 8 in the EIC to find the credit. Be sure you use the correct column for your filing status and the number of children you have. Enter the credit here.

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Process (j)

Look at the amounts on line 10 and 7. Then, enter the smaller amount on line 11.

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Process (k)

Part 7: Your Earned Income Credit. 11. This is your earned income credit. Enter this amount on Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 18a.

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Process (l)

Reminder—If you have a qualifying child, complete and attach Schedule Earned Income Credit.

CAUTION! If your Earned Income Credit for a year after 1996 was reduced or disallowed, see Form 8862, who must file, to find out if you must file Form 8862 to take the credit for 2019.

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