Group for users who have question about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
The guidelines for a qualifying child are generally easy to understand, but in some cases, for example in a divorce, custody rules for EITC can get be confusing – and oftentimes debatable between parents and caregivers. Ask questions and discuss the EITC with other in this group.
Did you need to file Form 8862, Information to Claim Earned Income Credit After Disallowance?
EIC with court order
My ex and I have a court order saying he gets to claim our son in the odd number years “as a dependent for federal and state tax purposes.” I didnt claim him as a dependent, but claimed him for EIC because im the custodial parent and he lives with me more than 50% of the time. He is taking me to court now saying he gets to claim EIC. Who is right?