Discussion:EIC witihout claiming child

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Sw (talk|edits) said:

I have search and read, and I am still am not sure of the answer. Have grandparents raising the child, child draws social security, base on other income of the household, it would make it very likely that child provide over half of his own support. So no for dependent, but can they still claim child for EIC only. He passes the EIC test since no support test for it. This EIC stuff gives me a headache.

EZTAX (talk|edits) said:

10 February 2011
Sounds correct. No dependent but EIC. Only possible catch would be if bio parents live in home and want to argue about it.

Tax Writer (talk|edits) said:

10 February 2011
Agree with EZ Tax. But don't forget that the FMV of housing can count towards the support calculation. I doubt that a child, even drawing Social Security, would be able to provide over 1/2 the cost of equivalent housing, food, utilities, etc.

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