Again, I need to use the earned income from 2019 to claim EITC for 2020. When I complete the EIC worksheet I get a message that I can't e-file the return based on unsubstantiated information. Is there a way around this? It contradicts the encouragement to do everything possible to file electronically.
That message seems to occur when there $0 of Earned Income in 2020. Is that true in your case?
I suspect that is a program error, and hopefully they will fix that. You might be able to ignore the message and disable error-checking when you e-file it.