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b****ing about eic

Posted by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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I didn't know these people existed but here it goes.

My sil has a 16 year old daughter (the oldest of 3). She filed her taxes and was FURIOUS when informed that she couldn't receive eic for her. Well, not the whole $2k anyway. I was with her, gave her a ride, so I heard it All and was kind of embarrassed. She was shouting, saying that "that shit is not fair!", and whatnot. She went as far as saying why work if you can't claim all your kids. Smh.


I do have to ask if that is real (the age limit being 16)...I only have a 6 month old and don't qualify for eic anyway so I have no clue.
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randi1978
by Murdoc's Mistress on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:36 PM

She should be glad she was able to claim the 2 for the credit.  The age limit is the age limit, she should have looked it up.  It's all made pretty clear and any person with a brain should look it up to see what they can qualify for.  I look it up every year to make sure I know ahead of time any changes.

alyssas-mommy
by Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Here if they turn 18 before yrs end they don't qualify
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SunKissedLola
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Oh she's getting a hefty return. I never got anywhere near what she's getting, and she only worked half the year last year.

She should be grateful.


Quoting randi1978:

She should be glad she was able to claim the 2 for the credit.  The age limit is the age limit, she should have looked it up.  It's all made pretty clear and any person with a brain should look it up to see what they can qualify for.  I look it up every year to make sure I know ahead of time any changes.


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SunKissedLola
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:40 PM
That's why my curiosity. I assumed 18 was the limit everywhere.


Quoting alyssas-mommy:

Here if they turn 18 before yrs end they don't qualify

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by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM

um...the limit isnt 16. 

its 18, unless the child is still in HS, in which case it goes to 21 that you can claim the child credit. 

The EIC is a credit for low income family. 

SunKissedLola
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Then I guess she got ripped off. She went about it the wrong way, though.

I admit that I was surprised when the guy told her that.

Quoting Anonymous:

um...the limit isnt 16. 

its 18, unless the child is still in HS, in which case it goes to 21 that you can claim the child credit. 

The EIC is a credit for low income family. 



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