Filled-in Schedule EIC—Cynthia and Jerry Grey

Filled-in Schedule EIC—Cynthia and Jerry Grey

Summary: This is an example of Schedule E.I.C. (Form 1040) 2018 which pertains to the example in the text. Line items are completed as follows:

"Name(s) shown on return" field contains Cynthia and Jerry Grey
"Your social security number" field contains 333-00-5555
Under" Qualifying Child Information":
1. Child's name If you have more than three qualifying children, you have to list only three to get the maximum credit:
"Child 1: First name/Last name" field contains Kirk Grey
"Child 2: First name/Last name" field contains Susanne Grey
2. Child's SSN The child must have an SSN as defined in the Form 1040 instructions unless the child was born and died in 2018. If your child was born and died in 2018 and did not have an SSN, enter Died on this line and attach a copy of the child's birth certificate:
"Child 1" field contains 123-00-5678
"Child 2" field contains 800-00-4321
3. Child's year of birth. Child 1 column field contains 2008. Child 2 column field contains 2010. If born after 1999 and the child is younger than you (or your spouse if filing jointly), skip lines 4a and 4b; go to line 5.
4a. Was the child under age 24 at the end of 2018, a student, and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly)?
4b.Was the child permanently and totally disabled during any part of 2018?
5. Child's relationship to you (for example, son, daughter, grandchild, niece, nephew, foster child, et cetera):
"Child 1" field contains son
"Child 2" field contains daughter
6. Number of months child lived with you in the United States during 2018:
  • If the child lived with you for more than half of 2018 but less than 7 months, enter 7.
  • If the child was born or died in 2018 and your home was the child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive during 2018, enter 12.
"Child 1" field contains 12 months
"Child 2" field contains 12 months