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My twins turned 19 in 2017. They were in high school Jan.

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My twins turned 19 in 2017. They were in high school Jan. thru May. Can I file for earned income tax credit?

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EIC qualification for 19 year olds in high school.

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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

To count as a qualifying child for EIC, your child must have a valid Social Security number (not an ITIN).

He/she must also:

  • Be your child (including legally adopted), stepchild, eligible foster child, sibling, half-sibling, step-sibling, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild or niece); and
  • Be permanently and totally disabled OR under the age of 19 as of December 31, 2017 (under 24 if a full-time student) and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly); and
  • Have lived with you (or your spouse, if filing jointly) for more than half the year; and
  • Not file jointly with their spouse unless they weren't required to file but did so anyway to claim a tax refund.

To be considered a full-time student, the child must be a student for at least five months during the tax year. January through May is five months.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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