Traverse City, MI – The Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC/EITC) aims to boost the incomes of U.S. citizens or resident aliens with a low or moderate income. However, not many of the residents that qualify for this tax-credit are forthcoming with claiming it. The American Tax Service, a blog dedicated to helping Americans file their taxes right has just published an informative article on what exactly the EIC/EITC is, how to qualify for it and how to properly file for the tax credit.

There are just about five basic requirements to be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC/EITC). One of which is having a qualifying child but this does not totally exclude people without dependents from filing for the EIC/EITC. It is possible to receive this tax credit when you have no dependents. However, you should keep in mind you are not going to receive as much credit as someone who has dependents. When filing for the EIC/EITC, it is best to file with H & R Block online tax filing, as this will help in calculating your credit and make sure you complete the correct form by analyzing your answers to specific questions.

The IRS is doing is best to clamp down on EITC fraud. As a result, you will need to provide them with documents like birth certificates, school or medical records to prove that you are eligible to receive the EITC. It is also a refundable tax credit which implies that it will be added to your refund if you do not owe the IRS any money. In the event that you do owe the IRS, it can be used to clear your debt should it be large enough to offset it.

For a complete table of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC/EITC) eligibility requirements and to ensure that you receive the largest refund ever by filing with H & R Block, please visit

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American Tax Service
945 East 8th Street Suite A
Traverse City, Michigan 49686

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