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I'm on ssdi, divorced none...
I'm on ssdi, divorced none custodial parent. For the last 7 yeArs I haven't filed taxes. My daughter receives 600 monthly from my Ssi.
The divorced decree doesn't have a tax clause.
Custodial parent earns less than me and is illegal resident only has Itin# ***** self employed.
I worked part timing w017 and received said. Can I get ERIC o ?
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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 3 months ago

You said "I worked part timing w017 and received said. Can I get ERIC o ?"

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Can you please re-state your question? Are you asking about the Earned Income Credit?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
In 2017 I worked part time and received SSDI. I'm in California. Their in Washington. Ex husband only has It in no ss#. I Support my daughter monthly. Do I qualify for EIC? Earned income Credit?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Texting is ok.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
EX HAS NO social security #
Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 3 months ago

There are actually two pieces to this ... having a qualifying child, and having earned income.

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You can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) if you don’t claim a qualifying child for the EITC. But, you, must have earned less than $20,600 during 2017.

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First ltt me show you the qualifying child test

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 3 months ago

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.
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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 3 months ago

It's the residency test (if I understand correctly that she did not live with you for at least half of the year) that will disqualify you for the larger number.

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But there IS still the EIC

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 3 months ago

For Tax Year 2017, the EITC phases out entirely (is not available) for taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of:

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For 2017, the maximum Earned Income Tax Credit per taxpayer is:

  • $510 with no Qualifying Children
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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 3 months ago

If the child DID live with you for more than 1/2 of the year, then the credit goes up to

  • $3,400 with one Qualifying Child
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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 3 months ago

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Is her being at school an exemption.???
.school breaks.spent with are with me Plus my visits....equal to 6 mos....Your good! my income was 15k approx. I'll file Single head of household for 2017.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Please reiterate for me my options...
Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 3 months ago

Then you're there ... Being away at school doesn't count as being away.

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You can take the EIC

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 3 months ago

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I'm still confused...sorry can my ex-spouse claim her as an dependent or anything ? If does claim her can I still file EIC or (?) I don't know what else I can file is their any other credit ?I don't mind rating you but there aren't any stars on any of my screens.
Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 3 months ago

If you're on a device (such as a tablet or a phone) you may need to scroll up to see the stars OR may need to swipe left or right, depending on your device.

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It is not necessary to have a dependent for the earned income credit. It just becomes much larger if you do.

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And from the sound of things, if you support and the child is not physically with you becasue of school, then you meet the requirements to take the child as a dependent ... so that the EIC wil be a larger amount

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