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Form 8862 Claim EIC after Disallowance

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Form 8862 Claim EIC after Disallowance

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You must complete Form 8862 and attach it to your tax return if both of the following apply:
  • Your EIC was reduced or disallowed for any reason other than a math or clerical error for a year after 1996.
  • You now want to claim the EIC and you meet all the requirements.
But do not file Form 8862 if either of the following applies:
  • After your EIC was reduced or disallowed in an earlier year
    (a) You filed Form 8862 (or other documents) and your EIC was then allowed, and
    (b) Your EIC has not been reduced or disallowed again for any reason other than a math or clerical error.
  • You are taking the EIC without a qualifying child and the only reason your EIC was reduced or disallowed in the earlier year was because it was determined that a child listed on Schedule EIC was not your qualifying child.
Also, do not file Form 8862 or take the credit for the:
  • 2 years after the most recent tax year for which there was a final determination that your EIC claim was due to reckless or intentional disregard of the EIC rules, or
  • 10 years after the most recent tax year for which there was a final determination that your EIC claim was due to fraud.
For more information see IRS Form 8862 General Instructions.

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