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Tax amendments 2013 14 Publication 596 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What is the EIC? Can I Claim the EIC? Do I Need This Publication? Do I Have To Have A Child To Qualify For The EIC? How Do I Figure the Amount of EIC? How Can I Quickly Locate Specific information? Is There Help Online? What's New for 2013 Reminders Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 596, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Tax amendments 2013 14 irs. Tax amendments 2013 14 gov/pub596. Tax amendments 2013 14 What is the EIC? The earned income credit (EIC) is a tax credit for certain people who work and have earned income under $51,567. Tax amendments 2013 14 A tax credit usually means more money in your pocket. Tax amendments 2013 14 It reduces the amount of tax you owe. Tax amendments 2013 14 The EIC may also give you a refund. Tax amendments 2013 14 Can I Claim the EIC? To claim the EIC, you must meet certain rules. Tax amendments 2013 14 These rules are summarized in Table 1. Tax amendments 2013 14 Table 1. Tax amendments 2013 14 Earned Income Credit in a Nutshell First, you must meet all the rules in this column. Tax amendments 2013 14 Second, you must meet all the rules in one of these columns, whichever applies. Tax amendments 2013 14 Third, you must meet the rule in this column. Tax amendments 2013 14 Chapter 1. Tax amendments 2013 14  Rules for Everyone Chapter 2. Tax amendments 2013 14  Rules If You Have a Qualifying Child Chapter 3. Tax amendments 2013 14  Rules If You Do Not Have a Qualifying Child Chapter 4. Tax amendments 2013 14  Figuring and Claiming the EIC 1. Tax amendments 2013 14 Your adjusted gross income (AGI) must be less than:  • $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) if you have three or more qualifying children,  • $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) if you have two qualifying children,  • $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) if you have one qualifying child, or   • $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) if you do not have a qualifying child. Tax amendments 2013 14 2. Tax amendments 2013 14 You must have a valid social security number. Tax amendments 2013 14   3. Tax amendments 2013 14 Your filing status cannot be Married filing separately. Tax amendments 2013 14   4. Tax amendments 2013 14 You must be a U. Tax amendments 2013 14 S. Tax amendments 2013 14 citizen or resident alien all year. Tax amendments 2013 14   5. Tax amendments 2013 14 You cannot file Form 2555 or Form 2555-EZ (relating to foreign earned income). Tax amendments 2013 14   6. Tax amendments 2013 14 Your investment income must be $3,300 or less. Tax amendments 2013 14    7. Tax amendments 2013 14 You must have earned income. Tax amendments 2013 14 8. Tax amendments 2013 14 Your child must meet the relationship, age, residency, and joint return tests. Tax amendments 2013 14   9. Tax amendments 2013 14 Your qualifying child cannot be used by more than one person to claim the EIC. Tax amendments 2013 14   10. Tax amendments 2013 14 You cannot be a qualifying child of another person. Tax amendments 2013 14 11. Tax amendments 2013 14 You must be at least age 25 but under age 65. Tax amendments 2013 14    12. Tax amendments 2013 14 You cannot be the dependent of another person. Tax amendments 2013 14   13. Tax amendments 2013 14 You cannot be a qualifying child of another person. Tax amendments 2013 14   14. Tax amendments 2013 14 You must have lived in the United States more than half of the year. Tax amendments 2013 14 15. Tax amendments 2013 14 Your earned income must be less than:  • $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) if you have three or more qualifying children,  • $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) if you have two qualifying children,  • $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) if you have one qualifying child, or  • $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) if you do not have a qualifying child. Tax amendments 2013 14 Do I Need This Publication? Certain people who file Form 1040 must use Worksheet 1 in this publication, instead of Step 2 in their Form 1040 instructions, when they are checking whether they can take the EIC. Tax amendments 2013 14 You are one of those people if any of the following statements are true for 2013. Tax amendments 2013 14 You are filing Schedule E (Form 1040). Tax amendments 2013 14 You are reporting income from the rental of personal property not used in a trade or business. Tax amendments 2013 14 You are reporting income on Form 1040, line 21, from Form 8814 (relating to election to report child's interest and dividends). Tax amendments 2013 14 You are reporting an amount on Form 1040, line 13, that includes an amount from Form 4797. Tax amendments 2013 14 If none of the statements above apply to you, your tax form instructions have all the information you need to find out if you can claim the EIC and to figure the amount of your EIC. Tax amendments 2013 14 You do not need this publication. Tax amendments 2013 14 But you can read it to find out whether you can take the EIC and to learn more about the EIC. Tax amendments 2013 14 Do I Have To Have A Child To Qualify For The EIC? No, you can qualify for the EIC without a qualifying child if you are at least age 25 but under age 65 and your earned income is less than $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly). Tax amendments 2013 14 See chapter 3. Tax amendments 2013 14 How Do I Figure the Amount of EIC? If you can claim the EIC, you can either have the IRS figure the amount of your credit, or you can figure it yourself. Tax amendments 2013 14 To figure it yourself, you can complete a worksheet in the instructions for the form you file. Tax amendments 2013 14 To find out how to have the IRS figure it for you, see chapter 4. Tax amendments 2013 14 How Can I Quickly Locate Specific information? You can use the index to look up specific information. Tax amendments 2013 14 In most cases, index entries will point you to headings, tables, or a worksheet. Tax amendments 2013 14 Is There Help Online? Yes. Tax amendments 2013 14 You can use the EITC Assistant at www. Tax amendments 2013 14 irs. Tax amendments 2013 14 gov/eitc to find out if you may be eligible for the credit. Tax amendments 2013 14 The EITC Assistant is available in English and Spanish. Tax amendments 2013 14 What's New for 2013 Earned income amount is more. Tax amendments 2013 14 The maximum amount of income you can earn and still get the credit has increased. Tax amendments 2013 14 You may be able to take the credit if: You have three or more qualifying children and you earned less than $46,227 ($51,567 if married filing jointly), You have two qualifying children and you earned less than $43,038 ($48,378 if married filing jointly), You have one qualifying child and you earned less than $37,870 ($43,210 if married filing jointly), or You do not have a qualifying child and you earned less than $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly). Tax amendments 2013 14 Your adjusted gross income also must be less than the amount in the above list that applies to you. Tax amendments 2013 14 For details, see Rules 1 and 15. Tax amendments 2013 14 Investment income amount is more. Tax amendments 2013 14 The maximum amount of investment income you can have and still get the credit has increased to $3,300. Tax amendments 2013 14 See Rule 6—Your Investment Income Must Be $3,300 or Less . Tax amendments 2013 14 Reminders Increased EIC on certain joint returns. Tax amendments 2013 14 . Tax amendments 2013 14  A married person filing a joint return may get more EIC than someone with the same income but a different filing status. Tax amendments 2013 14 As a result, the EIC table has different columns for married persons filing jointly than for everyone else. Tax amendments 2013 14 When you look up your EIC in the EIC Table, be sure to use the correct column for your filing status and the number of children you have. Tax amendments 2013 14 Earned income credit has no effect on certain welfare benefits. Tax amendments 2013 14  Any refund you receive because of the EIC cannot be counted as income when determining whether you or anyone else is eligible for benefits or assistance, or how much you or anyone else can receive, under any federal program or under any state or local program financed in whole or in part with federal funds. Tax amendments 2013 14 These programs include the following. Tax amendments 2013 14 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Tax amendments 2013 14 Medicaid. Tax amendments 2013 14 Supplemental security income (SSI). Tax amendments 2013 14 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps). Tax amendments 2013 14 Low-income housing. Tax amendments 2013 14 In addition, when determining eligibility, the refund cannot be counted as a resource for at least 12 months after you receive it. Tax amendments 2013 14 Check with your local benefit coordinator to find out if your refund will affect your benefits. Tax amendments 2013 14 Do not overlook your state credit. Tax amendments 2013 14  If you can claim the EIC on your federal income tax return, you may be able to take a similar credit on your state or local income tax return. Tax amendments 2013 14 For a list of states that offer a state EIC, go to www. Tax amendments 2013 14 irs. Tax amendments 2013 14 gov/eitc. Tax amendments 2013 14 EIC questioned by IRS. Tax amendments 2013 14  The IRS may ask you to provide documents to prove you are entitled to claim the EIC. Tax amendments 2013 14 We will tell you what documents to send us. Tax amendments 2013 14 These may include: birth certificates, school records, etc. Tax amendments 2013 14 The process of establishing your eligibility will delay your refund. Tax amendments 2013 14 Spanish version of Publication 596. Tax amendments 2013 14  You can order Publicación 596SP, Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo, from the IRS. Tax amendments 2013 14 It is a Spanish translation of Publication 596. Tax amendments 2013 14 See How To Get Tax Help to find out how to order this and other IRS forms and publications. Tax amendments 2013 14 Photographs of missing children. Tax amendments 2013 14  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tax amendments 2013 14 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Tax amendments 2013 14 You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Tax amendments 2013 14 Comments and suggestions. Tax amendments 2013 14  We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Tax amendments 2013 14 You can write to us at the following address:  Internal Revenue Service Individual Forms and Publications Branch 1111 Constitution Ave. Tax amendments 2013 14 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224 We respond to many letters by telephone. Tax amendments 2013 14 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Tax amendments 2013 14 You can send your comments from www. Tax amendments 2013 14 irs. Tax amendments 2013 14 gov/formspubs/. Tax amendments 2013 14 Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Tax amendments 2013 14 ” Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Tax amendments 2013 14 Ordering forms and publications. Tax amendments 2013 14  Visit www. Tax amendments 2013 14 irs. 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Tax amendments 2013 14 Publication 929 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Tax amendments 2013 14 Tax questions. Tax amendments 2013 14 Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 929, such as legislation enacted after this publication was published, go to www. Tax amendments 2013 14 irs. Tax amendments 2013 14 gov/pub929. Tax amendments 2013 14 Reminders Social security number (SSN). Tax amendments 2013 14  Dependents who are required to file a tax return must have an SSN. Tax amendments 2013 14 To apply for an SSN, file Form SS-5 with the Social Security Administration. Tax amendments 2013 14 You can go to the website www. Tax amendments 2013 14 socialsecurity. Tax amendments 2013 14 gov for more information. Tax amendments 2013 14 Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Tax amendments 2013 14  The IRS will issue an ITIN to a nonresident or resident alien who does not have and is not eligible to get an SSN. Tax amendments 2013 14 To apply for an ITIN, file Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, with the IRS. Tax amendments 2013 14 It takes 6-10 weeks to get an ITIN. Tax amendments 2013 14 The ITIN is entered wherever an SSN is requested on a tax return. Tax amendments 2013 14 If you are a nonresident alien applying for an ITIN to file a tax return, you generally must attach your original, completed return to Form W-7 to get an ITIN. Tax amendments 2013 14 See the Form W-7 instructions for more information. Tax amendments 2013 14 An ITIN is for tax use only. Tax amendments 2013 14 It does not entitle you to social security benefits or change your employment or immigration status under U. Tax amendments 2013 14 S. Tax amendments 2013 14 law. Tax amendments 2013 14 Effective January 1, 2013, ITINs will expire after 5 years. Tax amendments 2013 14 Taxpayers who still need an ITIN after the end of the expiration period must reapply for a number. Tax amendments 2013 14 Photographs of missing children. Tax amendments 2013 14  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tax amendments 2013 14 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Tax amendments 2013 14 You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Tax amendments 2013 14 Introduction Part 1 of this publication explains the filing requirements and other tax information for individuals who can be claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return. Tax amendments 2013 14  Part 2 explains how to report and figure the tax on unearned income of certain children (whether or not they can be claimed as dependents). Tax amendments 2013 14 Definitions. Tax amendments 2013 14   Many of the terms used in this publication, such as “dependent,” “earned income,” and “unearned income,” are defined in the Glossary at the back of this publication. Tax amendments 2013 14 Comments and suggestions. Tax amendments 2013 14   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Tax amendments 2013 14   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Tax amendments 2013 14 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Tax amendments 2013 14 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Tax amendments 2013 14   You can send your comments from www. Tax amendments 2013 14 irs. Tax amendments 2013 14 gov/formspubs/. Tax amendments 2013 14 Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Tax amendments 2013 14 ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Tax amendments 2013 14 Ordering forms and publications. Tax amendments 2013 14   Visit www. Tax amendments 2013 14 irs. Tax amendments 2013 14 gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Tax amendments 2013 14 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Tax amendments 2013 14 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Tax amendments 2013 14   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Tax amendments 2013 14 gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Tax amendments 2013 14 We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Tax amendments 2013 14 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 550 Investment Income and Expenses Form (and Instructions) W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate 8615 Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income 8814 Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends See How To Get Tax Help near the end of this publication for information about getting these publications and forms. Tax amendments 2013 14 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications