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Qualify for up to $12,000 in Tax Credits, including up to $5,891 in Earned Income Tax Credit that is available to qualified individuals.

To qualify for up to $5,891 in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), you must have earned income from employment, self-employment or another source and meet certain rules. In addition, you must either meet the additional rules for workers without a qualifying child or have a child that meets all the qualifying child rules. To determine if you qualify go to: www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96406,00.html

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Rules

  • Must have a valid Social Security Number issued by the Social Security Administration
  • Filing status cannot be married filing separately
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien all year
  • Cannot file Form 2555 or Form 2555-EZ
  • Investment income must be less than $3,200
  • Must have earned income

Does Your Child Qualify?

  • Child must meet the relationship, age and residency tests
  • Taxpayer cannot be a qualifying child of another person
  • Qualifying child must have a valid Social Security Number

EITC Rules with No Qualifying Children

  • Taxpayer must be at least 25 years old, but under age 65
  • The taxpayer (or spouse if filing a joint return) cannot be the dependent of another person
  • Taxpayer cannot be a qualifying child of another person
  • Taxpayer must have lived in the U.S. for more than half the year

For All Tax Preparation Bring the Following

  • Proof of identification
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Current year's tax package (if you received one)
  • Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year's Federal and State returns if available
  • Bank Routing Numbers and Account Numbers for Direct Deposit
  • Total paid to day care provider and the day care provider's tax identifying number (the provider's Social Security Number or the provider's business Employer Identification Number)
  • If filing jointly, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms