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Virginia’s Department of Social Services has released an update to the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) notice, which is in both English and Spanish. While the notice was issued in February, it has a revision date of 9/2019.

New Requirements for Earned Income Tax Credit

The EITC notice now states that earned income tax credit is for people who work for someone else or own/run a business or farm.

To qualify for the tax credit, spouses filing jointly must have a qualifying child. Workers who do not have a qualifying child must:

  • Be at least age 25 but under age 65 at the end of the year
  • Live in the United States for more than half the year
  • Not qualify as a dependent of another person

A footnote on the notice says that while U.S. military personnel are on extended active duty outside the United States, they are considered to be living in the United States.  

One curious change to the EITC notice is that the earned income limits to qualify for federal earned income tax credit have been removed. However, to find out if they qualify, workers can go to the EITC Assistant website provided by the Internal Revenue Service.

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