⚠ 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), based on 2019's earned income. For tax year 2020 taxpayer's were also able to use 2019 earned income to calculate CTC/ACTC.
Follow the instructions below to correctly enter 2019's earned income amount on the current return:
1. Verify the correct amount of earned income from 2019's tax return (Form 1040 Line 1, SCH 1 Line 3, SCH 1 Line 6)
2. Navigate to the 1040 using the Attached Forms Tree. Scroll down to Line 27.
3. Complete the EIC section, located in the box on Line 27, by marking the applicable boxes and entering 2019's earned income in the correct field.
Tax Year 2020 Software
Tax Year 2021 Software