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Understanding Your CP187 Notice
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Fillable 1040x 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. Fillable 1040x irs. Fillable 1040x gov/pub596. Fillable 1040x 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. Fillable 1040x A tax credit usually means more money in your pocket. Fillable 1040x It reduces the amount of tax you owe. Fillable 1040x The EIC may also give you a refund. Fillable 1040x Can I Claim the EIC? To claim the EIC, you must meet certain rules. Fillable 1040x These rules are summarized in Table 1. Fillable 1040x Table 1. Fillable 1040x Earned Income Credit in a Nutshell First, you must meet all the rules in this column. Fillable 1040x Second, you must meet all the rules in one of these columns, whichever applies. Fillable 1040x Third, you must meet the rule in this column. Fillable 1040x Chapter 1. Fillable 1040x Rules for Everyone Chapter 2. Fillable 1040x Rules If You Have a Qualifying Child Chapter 3. Fillable 1040x Rules If You Do Not Have a Qualifying Child Chapter 4. Fillable 1040x Figuring and Claiming the EIC 1. Fillable 1040x 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. Fillable 1040x 2. Fillable 1040x You must have a valid social security number. Fillable 1040x 3. Fillable 1040x Your filing status cannot be Married filing separately. Fillable 1040x 4. Fillable 1040x You must be a U. Fillable 1040x S. Fillable 1040x citizen or resident alien all year. Fillable 1040x 5. Fillable 1040x You cannot file Form 2555 or Form 2555-EZ (relating to foreign earned income). Fillable 1040x 6. Fillable 1040x Your investment income must be $3,300 or less. Fillable 1040x 7. Fillable 1040x You must have earned income. Fillable 1040x 8. Fillable 1040x Your child must meet the relationship, age, residency, and joint return tests. Fillable 1040x 9. Fillable 1040x Your qualifying child cannot be used by more than one person to claim the EIC. Fillable 1040x 10. Fillable 1040x You cannot be a qualifying child of another person. Fillable 1040x 11. Fillable 1040x You must be at least age 25 but under age 65. Fillable 1040x 12. Fillable 1040x You cannot be the dependent of another person. Fillable 1040x 13. Fillable 1040x You cannot be a qualifying child of another person. Fillable 1040x 14. Fillable 1040x You must have lived in the United States more than half of the year. Fillable 1040x 15. Fillable 1040x 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. Fillable 1040x 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. Fillable 1040x You are one of those people if any of the following statements are true for 2013. Fillable 1040x You are filing Schedule E (Form 1040). Fillable 1040x You are reporting income from the rental of personal property not used in a trade or business. Fillable 1040x You are reporting income on Form 1040, line 21, from Form 8814 (relating to election to report child's interest and dividends). Fillable 1040x You are reporting an amount on Form 1040, line 13, that includes an amount from Form 4797. Fillable 1040x 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. Fillable 1040x You do not need this publication. Fillable 1040x But you can read it to find out whether you can take the EIC and to learn more about the EIC. Fillable 1040x 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). Fillable 1040x See chapter 3. Fillable 1040x 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. Fillable 1040x To figure it yourself, you can complete a worksheet in the instructions for the form you file. Fillable 1040x To find out how to have the IRS figure it for you, see chapter 4. Fillable 1040x How Can I Quickly Locate Specific information? You can use the index to look up specific information. Fillable 1040x In most cases, index entries will point you to headings, tables, or a worksheet. Fillable 1040x Is There Help Online? Yes. Fillable 1040x You can use the EITC Assistant at www. Fillable 1040x irs. Fillable 1040x gov/eitc to find out if you may be eligible for the credit. Fillable 1040x The EITC Assistant is available in English and Spanish. Fillable 1040x What's New for 2013 Earned income amount is more. Fillable 1040x The maximum amount of income you can earn and still get the credit has increased. Fillable 1040x 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). Fillable 1040x Your adjusted gross income also must be less than the amount in the above list that applies to you. Fillable 1040x For details, see Rules 1 and 15. Fillable 1040x Investment income amount is more. Fillable 1040x The maximum amount of investment income you can have and still get the credit has increased to $3,300. Fillable 1040x See Rule 6—Your Investment Income Must Be $3,300 or Less . Fillable 1040x Reminders Increased EIC on certain joint returns. Fillable 1040x . Fillable 1040x A married person filing a joint return may get more EIC than someone with the same income but a different filing status. Fillable 1040x As a result, the EIC table has different columns for married persons filing jointly than for everyone else. Fillable 1040x 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. Fillable 1040x Earned income credit has no effect on certain welfare benefits. Fillable 1040x 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. Fillable 1040x These programs include the following. Fillable 1040x Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Fillable 1040x Medicaid. Fillable 1040x Supplemental security income (SSI). Fillable 1040x Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps). Fillable 1040x Low-income housing. Fillable 1040x In addition, when determining eligibility, the refund cannot be counted as a resource for at least 12 months after you receive it. Fillable 1040x Check with your local benefit coordinator to find out if your refund will affect your benefits. Fillable 1040x Do not overlook your state credit. Fillable 1040x 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. Fillable 1040x For a list of states that offer a state EIC, go to www. Fillable 1040x irs. Fillable 1040x gov/eitc. Fillable 1040x EIC questioned by IRS. Fillable 1040x The IRS may ask you to provide documents to prove you are entitled to claim the EIC. Fillable 1040x We will tell you what documents to send us. Fillable 1040x These may include: birth certificates, school records, etc. Fillable 1040x The process of establishing your eligibility will delay your refund. Fillable 1040x Spanish version of Publication 596. Fillable 1040x You can order Publicación 596SP, Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo, from the IRS. Fillable 1040x It is a Spanish translation of Publication 596. Fillable 1040x See How To Get Tax Help to find out how to order this and other IRS forms and publications. Fillable 1040x Photographs of missing children. Fillable 1040x The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Fillable 1040x Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Fillable 1040x You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Fillable 1040x Comments and suggestions. 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