Frequently Asked Questions

Your colleagues have asked IRS numerous questions related to EITC. We hope our answers will guide you to the right answer for similar situations. The questions asked and our answers fall under the following topics:

  1. Age, Relationship and Residency
  2. American Opportunity Tax Credit
  3. EITC Basic Qualifications
  4. Divorced and Separated Parents
  5. Refundable Credit Due Diligence
  6. Earned Income, Self-employment Income and Business Expense
  7. Fraud
  8. Qualifying Child of More than One Person, AGI and Tiebreaker Rules
  9. Other


Also, see

Get answers to questions taxpayers frequently ask about the ETIC--What is earned income? What happens if my EITC claim is denied? How do I claim EITC after it was denied? and more

Common EITC Questions and Answers

Find the answers to the questions taxpayers ask about education credits

Education Credits Frequently Asked Questions

If you haven't found the answer to your question, please submit your question to EITC. If it is asked frequently, we will add the topic to the site.





Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 15-Apr-2017