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    I need to use a clients 2019 earned income to qualify for the EITC on the 2020 return. I am getting a message that the return must be mailed in vs electronic filing. Is this accurate? It contradicts the encouragement to file electronically

    jTowers9267
    Level 2

    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.

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    TaxGuyBill
    Level 15

    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.

     

    jTowers9267
    Level 2

    You are correct; the cllient had zero earned income in 2020.  Let's hope it is a fix by intuit.  Thanks for the thoughts.

    BobKamman
    Level 15

    Or is there a Schedule C loss involved?  IRS encouragement of electronic filing is trumped (pardon the term) by IRS encouragement to question every EIC claimant as a tax cheat.  

    jTowers9267
    Level 2

    No Schedule C loss...........all 2020 income was from unemployment compensation.

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