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2010 Form 1040a

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2010 Form 1040a

2010 form 1040a Publication 596 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What is the EIC? Can I Claim the EIC? Do I Need This Publication? Do I Have To Have A Child To Qualify For The EIC? How Do I Figure the Amount of EIC? How Can I Quickly Locate Specific information? Is There Help Online? What's New for 2013 Reminders Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 596, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. 2010 form 1040a irs. 2010 form 1040a gov/pub596. 2010 form 1040a What is the EIC? The earned income credit (EIC) is a tax credit for certain people who work and have earned income under $51,567. 2010 form 1040a A tax credit usually means more money in your pocket. 2010 form 1040a It reduces the amount of tax you owe. 2010 form 1040a The EIC may also give you a refund. 2010 form 1040a Can I Claim the EIC? To claim the EIC, you must meet certain rules. 2010 form 1040a These rules are summarized in Table 1. 2010 form 1040a Table 1. 2010 form 1040a Earned Income Credit in a Nutshell First, you must meet all the rules in this column. 2010 form 1040a Second, you must meet all the rules in one of these columns, whichever applies. 2010 form 1040a Third, you must meet the rule in this column. 2010 form 1040a Chapter 1. 2010 form 1040a  Rules for Everyone Chapter 2. 2010 form 1040a  Rules If You Have a Qualifying Child Chapter 3. 2010 form 1040a  Rules If You Do Not Have a Qualifying Child Chapter 4. 2010 form 1040a  Figuring and Claiming the EIC 1. 2010 form 1040a Your adjusted gross income (AGI) must be less than:  • $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) if you have three or more qualifying children,  • $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) if you have two qualifying children,  • $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) if you have one qualifying child, or   • $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) if you do not have a qualifying child. 2010 form 1040a 2. 2010 form 1040a You must have a valid social security number. 2010 form 1040a   3. 2010 form 1040a Your filing status cannot be Married filing separately. 2010 form 1040a   4. 2010 form 1040a You must be a U. 2010 form 1040a S. 2010 form 1040a citizen or resident alien all year. 2010 form 1040a   5. 2010 form 1040a You cannot file Form 2555 or Form 2555-EZ (relating to foreign earned income). 2010 form 1040a   6. 2010 form 1040a Your investment income must be $3,300 or less. 2010 form 1040a    7. 2010 form 1040a You must have earned income. 2010 form 1040a 8. 2010 form 1040a Your child must meet the relationship, age, residency, and joint return tests. 2010 form 1040a   9. 2010 form 1040a Your qualifying child cannot be used by more than one person to claim the EIC. 2010 form 1040a   10. 2010 form 1040a You cannot be a qualifying child of another person. 2010 form 1040a 11. 2010 form 1040a You must be at least age 25 but under age 65. 2010 form 1040a    12. 2010 form 1040a You cannot be the dependent of another person. 2010 form 1040a   13. 2010 form 1040a You cannot be a qualifying child of another person. 2010 form 1040a   14. 2010 form 1040a You must have lived in the United States more than half of the year. 2010 form 1040a 15. 2010 form 1040a Your earned income must be less than:  • $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) if you have three or more qualifying children,  • $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) if you have two qualifying children,  • $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) if you have one qualifying child, or  • $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) if you do not have a qualifying child. 2010 form 1040a Do I Need This Publication? Certain people who file Form 1040 must use Worksheet 1 in this publication, instead of Step 2 in their Form 1040 instructions, when they are checking whether they can take the EIC. 2010 form 1040a You are one of those people if any of the following statements are true for 2013. 2010 form 1040a You are filing Schedule E (Form 1040). 2010 form 1040a You are reporting income from the rental of personal property not used in a trade or business. 2010 form 1040a You are reporting income on Form 1040, line 21, from Form 8814 (relating to election to report child's interest and dividends). 2010 form 1040a You are reporting an amount on Form 1040, line 13, that includes an amount from Form 4797. 2010 form 1040a If none of the statements above apply to you, your tax form instructions have all the information you need to find out if you can claim the EIC and to figure the amount of your EIC. 2010 form 1040a You do not need this publication. 2010 form 1040a But you can read it to find out whether you can take the EIC and to learn more about the EIC. 2010 form 1040a Do I Have To Have A Child To Qualify For The EIC? No, you can qualify for the EIC without a qualifying child if you are at least age 25 but under age 65 and your earned income is less than $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly). 2010 form 1040a See chapter 3. 2010 form 1040a How Do I Figure the Amount of EIC? If you can claim the EIC, you can either have the IRS figure the amount of your credit, or you can figure it yourself. 2010 form 1040a To figure it yourself, you can complete a worksheet in the instructions for the form you file. 2010 form 1040a To find out how to have the IRS figure it for you, see chapter 4. 2010 form 1040a How Can I Quickly Locate Specific information? You can use the index to look up specific information. 2010 form 1040a In most cases, index entries will point you to headings, tables, or a worksheet. 2010 form 1040a Is There Help Online? Yes. 2010 form 1040a You can use the EITC Assistant at www. 2010 form 1040a irs. 2010 form 1040a gov/eitc to find out if you may be eligible for the credit. 2010 form 1040a The EITC Assistant is available in English and Spanish. 2010 form 1040a What's New for 2013 Earned income amount is more. 2010 form 1040a The maximum amount of income you can earn and still get the credit has increased. 2010 form 1040a You may be able to take the credit if: You have three or more qualifying children and you earned less than $46,227 ($51,567 if married filing jointly), You have two qualifying children and you earned less than $43,038 ($48,378 if married filing jointly), You have one qualifying child and you earned less than $37,870 ($43,210 if married filing jointly), or You do not have a qualifying child and you earned less than $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly). 2010 form 1040a Your adjusted gross income also must be less than the amount in the above list that applies to you. 2010 form 1040a For details, see Rules 1 and 15. 2010 form 1040a Investment income amount is more. 2010 form 1040a The maximum amount of investment income you can have and still get the credit has increased to $3,300. 2010 form 1040a See Rule 6—Your Investment Income Must Be $3,300 or Less . 2010 form 1040a Reminders Increased EIC on certain joint returns. 2010 form 1040a . 2010 form 1040a  A married person filing a joint return may get more EIC than someone with the same income but a different filing status. 2010 form 1040a As a result, the EIC table has different columns for married persons filing jointly than for everyone else. 2010 form 1040a When you look up your EIC in the EIC Table, be sure to use the correct column for your filing status and the number of children you have. 2010 form 1040a Earned income credit has no effect on certain welfare benefits. 2010 form 1040a  Any refund you receive because of the EIC cannot be counted as income when determining whether you or anyone else is eligible for benefits or assistance, or how much you or anyone else can receive, under any federal program or under any state or local program financed in whole or in part with federal funds. 2010 form 1040a These programs include the following. 2010 form 1040a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). 2010 form 1040a Medicaid. 2010 form 1040a Supplemental security income (SSI). 2010 form 1040a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps). 2010 form 1040a Low-income housing. 2010 form 1040a In addition, when determining eligibility, the refund cannot be counted as a resource for at least 12 months after you receive it. 2010 form 1040a Check with your local benefit coordinator to find out if your refund will affect your benefits. 2010 form 1040a Do not overlook your state credit. 2010 form 1040a  If you can claim the EIC on your federal income tax return, you may be able to take a similar credit on your state or local income tax return. 2010 form 1040a For a list of states that offer a state EIC, go to www. 2010 form 1040a irs. 2010 form 1040a gov/eitc. 2010 form 1040a EIC questioned by IRS. 2010 form 1040a  The IRS may ask you to provide documents to prove you are entitled to claim the EIC. 2010 form 1040a We will tell you what documents to send us. 2010 form 1040a These may include: birth certificates, school records, etc. 2010 form 1040a The process of establishing your eligibility will delay your refund. 2010 form 1040a Spanish version of Publication 596. 2010 form 1040a  You can order Publicación 596SP, Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo, from the IRS. 2010 form 1040a It is a Spanish translation of Publication 596. 2010 form 1040a See How To Get Tax Help to find out how to order this and other IRS forms and publications. 2010 form 1040a Photographs of missing children. 2010 form 1040a  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 2010 form 1040a Photographs of missing children 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