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My son is 46 yrs. old and on Social Security Disability due

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My son is 46 yrs. old and on Social Security Disability due to Schizophrenia and impaired bowel. He lives with me. What is the criteria for EIC for my taxes?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Tax.appeal.168 replied 8 months ago.

Q: What is the criteria for EIC for my taxes?

A: Is your son considered permanently disabled? If so, he meets the qualifications as a qualifying child. If he is not considered permanently disabled, he does not meet the qualifying child requirements. SEE BELOW:

Relationship

  • Your son, daughter, adopted child1, stepchild, foster child2 or a descendent of any of them such as your grandchild
  • Brother, sister, half brother, half sister, step brother, step sister or a descendant of any of them such as a niece or nephew

Age

  • At the end of the filing year, your child was younger than you (or your spouse if you file a joint return) and younger than 19
  • At the end of the filing year, your child was younger than you (or your spouse if you file a joint return) younger than 24 and a full-time student
  • At the end of the filing year, your child was any age and permanently and totally disabled3

Residency

  • Child must live with you (or your spouse if you file a joint return) in the United States4 for more than half of the year

Joint Return

  • The child cannot file a joint return for the tax year unless the child and the child's spouse did not have a separate filing requirement and filed the joint return only to claim a refund.

REFERENCE SOURCE:

https://www.irs.gov/Credits-&-Deductions/Individuals/Earned-Income-Tax-Credit/Qualifying-Child-Rules

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EITC Requirements:

You qualify for EITC if:

REFERENCE SOURCE:

https://www.irs.gov/Credits-&-Deductions/Individuals/Earned-Income-Tax-Credit/Do-I-Qualify-for-Earned-Income-Tax-Credit-EITC

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