⚠ Note: 2020 or 2021 income must be lower than 2019 income to take this election.
Those families that received less income in 2020 or 2021 because of the pandemic will have the opportunity to calculate their current year Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) based on 2019's earned income.
Follow the instructions below to correctly enter 2019's earned income amount on the current year return:
1. Verify the correct amount of earned income from 2019's tax return (Form 1040)
2. Select Form 1040 (attached forms list) and navigate to line 27, Earned income credit (EIC)
3. Complete the form underneath line 27 correctly, by marking the boxes (if applicable) and entering 2019's earned income in the correct field (see below).
TAX YEAR 2021 Software
TAX YEAR 2020 Software