No. Your eligibility for the earned income tax credit (EITC) for any given year is based on the set of facts for that particular year. If you have a qualifying child, your earnings and adjusted gross income are within the requisite limits, and everyone has a Social Security number, you would qualify for the EITC regardless of how you filed in a prior year.
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- What is the earned income tax credit and how do I know if I qualify?
- Who is eligible for the earned income tax credit when both a child and a grandchild live with the grandparents of the grandchild?
- Do I have to include the child support payments and alimony I receive in income when I compute the earned income tax credit?
- Last tax season, someone claimed my dependents, and I did not send in information to prove I should claim them. Would this affect me getting the earned income credit this year?