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The Earned Income Credit

"The Earned Income Tax Credit Requirements"

The Earned Income Credit 2022

You can get the earned income credit without dependents

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A DEPENDENT TO QUALIFY FOR THE EARNED INCOME CREDIT!

 

It's a myth that people cannot get the earned income credit without children or dependents. This is a statement that has been told for a long time and is not true.

 

If you work and earned money in 2021 or 2022, you already have met most of the requirements for the earned income credit requirements.

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To get the earned income credit you must meet the following requirements:

 

  1. Have earned income of under $21,430 or ($27,380 for married filing jointly)

  2. Have a valid Social Security Number

  3. Must be a U.S. citizen

  4. Cannot file Form 2555

  5. Investment income must be less than $10,000

In 2021, the IRS increased the amount of the earned income credit limits for people who do not have children or dependents.

Without a dependent, you can get up to $1502 in the earned income tax credit for your refund. There are millions of dollars still out there from 2021 that people without dependents did not claim because they believed without a dependent they did not qualify for the earned income credit.

 

If you did not file a tax return for 2021 you can still file a 2021 tax return in 2023 to get up to $1502 as your tax refund.

Do I qualify for earned income credit? Yes, you do if you meet the earned income tax credit requirements listed above. This will stay true every year if you meet the earned income tax credit requirements listed above.

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