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What is required to receive earned income credit? I have 5

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Customer: I have 5 children and i was told i may only be able to receive credit for 2 of them.
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Customer: i have one son in college and he has my mothers address, but DMV has his correct address. do i need proof of his address?
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The Earned Income Credit has 3 different credit calculations. One for those with no children, one for those with one child, and then one for those with 2 or more children.

EIC is not increased past having 2 or more qualifying individuals (children).

It is not that you can not get credit, but, that the credit doe not calculate nay more for 3 , 4, or 5 children than if does for 2.

You can claim your children as dependents for the exemptions which reduce income but for EIC I generally advise taxpayers to list the 2 youngest children on the Actual EIC form.

If your son is temporarily away at college that does not stop you claiming him as a dependent.

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