|Claiming a child who does not meet all the qualifying child tests: relationship, residency age and joint return||We find most of the errors are because the child is not related in one of the listed relationships or the child didn't live with the person or persons on the tax return (residency test). Read more about qualifying child rules here.|
|More than one person claiming the same child||This is often caused because the child lived with more than one person for more than half the tax year. But, sometimes, a person claims a child who didn't live with them for more than half the tax year. Find more information on our “Qualifying Child of More Than One Person” page.|
|Social Security number or last name mismatches||Look at the Social Security card of everyone listed on your return to make sure the number matches and that you use the name the same way the Social Security Administration lists the name. Read more about Social Security Numbers and EITC here.|
|Filing as single or head of household when married||Unsure about your tax filing status? Use the EITC Assistant to find out! Or, use the Spanish version of the EITC Assistant.|
|Over- or under-reporting of income or expenses||Be sure you have all your Forms W-2, W-2G, 1099 MISC, and all other income records, even if not reported on a form, before your file your return. And, you need to report allincome you earn from running or owning a business or farm and deduct allallowable expenses.|
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