Schedule EIC - Earned Income Credit
Printable Tax Form And Instructions 2017, 2016, 2015

Page two of IRS Form 1040A and Form 1040 both request that you attach Schedule EIC if you have a qualifying child and wish to claim the Earned Income Credit (EIC). You can not file Schedule EIC with the shortest IRS Form 1040EZ.

The first page of form Schedule EIC asks that you list the name of one to three qualifying children, their SSN, year of birth, and the number of months the child lived with you during the tax year. The second page of Schedule EIC contains the general instructions for the form, however, you will also need the line item instructions and worksheets found within the corresponding Form 1040 or 1040A instructions booklet.

Examples of when to use Schedule EIC:

  • You have a qualifying child: son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (grandchild, niece, or nephew).
  • Qualifying child is under age 19 at the end of the tax year, and younger than either you or your spouse if filing jointly.
  • Qualifying child is under age 24 at the end of the tax year, is a student, and younger than either you or your spouse if filing jointly.
  • Qualifying child lived with you in the United States for more than half of the tax year.

Schedule EIC Tax Form And Instructions

Click any of the federal IRS Schedule EIC tax form links below to download, view, print, edit, or save as a PDF file for the corresponding year. These free PDF files are unaltered and are pulled directly from the publisher.

Schedule EIC Tax Form 2017
1040 Instructions 2017 (see EIC line instructions)

Schedule EIC Tax Form 2016
1040 Instructions 2016 (see EIC line instructions)

Schedule EIC Tax Form 2015
1040 Instructions 2015 (see EIC line instructions)

Schedule EIC tax forms and instructions booklet are generally updated in December of each year by the IRS. If updated, the 2017 tax year PDF file will display, the prior tax year 2016 if not. Last year, many of the individual income tax forms were published late in December, with instructions booklet following in early January due to last minute legislative changes.

More Tax Forms, Schedules, And Instructions

The printable Schedule EIC tax form and instructions booklet links above are a quick reference for those looking to print the one federal IRS form. Even more printable federal IRS tax forms, supporting schedules, and instructions booklet are grouped by year on our pages below:

2017 Tax Forms
2016 Tax Forms
2015 Tax Forms
2014 Tax Forms
2013 Tax Forms

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Last updated: November 14, 2017