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I am a foreign student on F-1 visa who have been in the US

I am a foreign student on F-1 visa who have been in the US for 5 years. I didn't work in my first year here. I don't have a green card. If my income in 2015 falls within the specified range of the Earned Income Tax Credits, am I eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credits?

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Barbara

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I have a question regarding my EIC. I want to ask how it works

I have a question regarding my EIC. I want to ask how it works because my refund is just a little more for 2015 than for 2014. But my third son also became a full time student so I thought I would get more. But maybe because I don't know how it works I am confused.

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Barbara

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I wanted to know would it be wise husband and

Hello. I wanted to know would it be wise for my husband and I to file an amended tax return. Here is my situation... My husband does have previous tax debt (has payment agreements/arrangements set up already) that he had previously accrued prior to our relationship and prior to our getting married back in November of 2015. Because I already knew this... I went ahead and filed my own separate tax return, but am not happy about not getting to claim all the exemptions due to being 'Married filing a separate return' . My question is, would it be beneficial for me to file an amended return (add him) so that we can capitalize on the head of house hold & earned income tax credits? Even if we don't get anything more BACK as a tangible refund my thoughts are maybe THIS YEARS taxes for him will be covered??? Please help !!! is this something I need to look into?

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We have two children who are full time students (ages 18 and

We have two children who are full time students (ages 18 and 20) and we we claim as dependents on our form 1040. Does each of them still need to file a separate tax return under their own name(s)? And a related question if yes, how can we determine if they should file form 1040 or 1040EZ. And finally, one of them has a small amount of self-employment income as well as salary. Does that define which form he will need to file, regardless of total income? Thank you.

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I live in Alabama. My wife and I are raising a non immediate

I live in Alabama. My wife and I are raising a non immediate family member who is on Medicaid. I want to know if I claim her if it will affect any benefits. Thanks.

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My wife and I are resident alien and have SS number. but my

My wife and I are resident alien and have SS number. but my kids are no resident alien and do not have TAX id.I will apply for my kids' tax id with my 1040 tax return. Can we claim the EIT for me and my wife only in this return?

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Lev

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I have rental properties which i manage myself and that

hi, i have rental properties which i manage myself and that is all i do for living, i do qualify as material participated and a real estate professional, i use schedule E and line 26 shows NPA, can i give myself a W2 to qualify for EIC? (i do pass other conditions for EIC)JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: properties are under my name and my wife, i have Sole proprietorship with EIN no., leases are under Sole proprietorship and i collect rent under Sole proprietorship, can i pay myself from the Sole proprietorship for management fees and get W2?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Accountant about your situation and connect you two.

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My name is ***** ***** - I have a question about the

Hello My name is ***** ***** - I have a question about the EITCJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: I am helping my mother with taxes and she is a divorced woman who files as single. My brother and I live under her roof, but we both make enough money to support ourselves and pay for our own college. Last year, my mom's account didn't get her the EITC, however, I am doing her taxes right now and think she should be able to get the EITC, even though we are not dependents of her We just claim ourselves on our own taxes, both as single I am using TurboTax by the wayJA: OK got it. Last thing — Tax Professionals generally expect a deposit of about $32 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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I have had my grand sons years. 2014 they went to

I have had my grand sons for 14 years. 2014 they went to help their mom after surgery they went to school in sac but I got them every weekend, break and holiday which added up to over half the year. I paid for their clothes and to wash them. I even helped with the rent but never thought to save receipts. My daughter is not working and was not at the time they were there. The IRS says I could not claim them and I owe. Does the IRS not have to prove before the tell someone they defrauded the Government and breaking tax laws. No one has ever claimed them but me I take care of them. I need advise. I have been mailing them what I had to show but nothing is good enough. I have till 3/6/16 to answer their last letter

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