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Earned Income Credit

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The earned income credit can be claimed by workers with qualifying children who meet certain income requirements. The EIC can be up to $2,574 for one child, and $4,205 if you have more than one child. The earned income credit is also refundable, meaning you can receive a refund if the EIC exceeds your tax liability.

To qualify, you must have an adjusted gross income of under $29,666, or $30,666 if married filing jointly if you have one qualifying child, or $33,692, or $34,693 if married filing jointly, if you have more than one child. The child had to live with you more than six months during the year, you must file a joint return if you are married to qualify, and you are not a qualifying child of another person.

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