×
tax forms found in
Tax Form Code
Tax Form Name

Federal Free Printable 2020 Schedule EIC (Form 1040) for 2021 Federal Earned Income Tax Credit

There are only 38 days left until tax day on April 15th! eFile your return online here , or request a six-month extension here .

It appears you don't have a PDF plugin for this browser. Please use the link below to download 2020-federal-1040-schedule-eic.pdf, and you can print it directly from your computer.

Earned Income Tax Credit
2020 Schedule EIC (Form 1040)

Earned Income Credit SCHEDULE EIC (Form 1040) 1040 Qualifying Child Information ......... Complete and attach to Form 1040 or 1040-SR only if you have a qualifying child. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service (99) ▶ Go to www.irs.gov/ScheduleEIC for the latest information. ▶ ! ▲ CAUTION 2020 1040-SR EIC Attachment Sequence No. 43 Your social security number Name(s) shown on return Before you begin: OMB No. 1545-0074 ◀ • See the instructions for Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 27, to make sure that (a) you can take the EIC, and (b) you have a qualifying child. • Be sure the child’s name on line 1 and social security number (SSN) on line 2 agree with the child’s social security card. Otherwise, at the time we process your return, we may reduce or disallow your EIC. If the name or SSN on the child’s social security card is not correct, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. • You can't claim the EIC for a child who didn't live with you for more than half of the year. • If you take the EIC even though you are not eligible, you may not be allowed to take the credit for up to 10 years. See the instructions for details. • It will take us longer to process your return and issue your refund if you do not fill in all lines that apply for each qualifying child. Qualifying Child Information 1 Child’s name Child 1 First name Child 2 Last name First name Child 3 Last name First name Last name If you have more than three qualifying children, you have to list only three to get the maximum credit. 2 Child’s SSN The child must have an SSN as defined in the instructions for Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 27, unless the child was born and died in 2020. If your child was born and died in 2020 and did not have an SSN, enter “Died” on this line and attach a copy of the child’s birth certificate, death certificate, or hospital medical records showing a live birth. 3 Child’s year of birth Year Year Year If born after 2001 and the child is younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly), skip lines 4a and 4b; go to line 5. If born after 2001 and the child is younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly), skip lines 4a and 4b; go to line 5. If born after 2001 and the child is younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly), skip lines 4a and 4b; go to line 5. 4 a Was the child under age 24 at the end of 2020, a student, and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly)? Yes. Go to line 5. b Was the child permanently and totally Yes. disabled during any part of 2020? Go to line 5. No. Go to line 4b. No. The child is not a qualifying child. Yes. Go to line 5. Yes. Go to line 5. No. Go to line 4b. No. The child is not a qualifying child. Yes. Go to line 5. Yes. Go to line 5. No. Go to line 4b. No. The child is not a qualifying child. 5 Child’s relationship to you (for example, son, daughter, grandchild, niece, nephew, eligible foster child, etc.) 6 Number of months child lived with you in the United States during 2020 • If the child lived with you for more than half of 2020 but less than 7 months, enter “7.” • If the child was born or died in 2020 and your home was the child’s home for more than half the time he or she was alive during 2020, enter “12.” months Do not enter more than 12 months. For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see your tax return instructions. months Do not enter more than 12 months. Cat. No. 13339M months Do not enter more than 12 months. Schedule EIC (Form 1040) 2020 Page Schedule EIC (Form 1040) 2020 Purpose of Schedule After you have figured your earned income credit (EIC), use Schedule EIC to give the IRS information about your qualifying child(ren). EIC rules, you will not be allowed to take the credit for 2 years even if you are otherwise eligible to do so. If you fraudulently take the EIC, you will not be allowed to take the credit for 10 years. You may also have to pay penalties. To figure the amount of your credit or to have the IRS figure it for you, see the instructions for Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 27. Taking the EIC when not eligible. If you take the EIC even though you are not eligible and it is determined that your error is due to reckless or intentional disregard of the TIP Future developments. For the latest information about developments related to Schedule EIC (Form 1040 or 1040-SR) and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they were published, go to www.irs.gov/ ScheduleEIC. You may also be able to take the additional child tax credit if your child was your dependent and under age 17 at the end of 2020. For more details, see the instructions for line 28 of Form 1040 or 1040-SR. Qualifying Child A qualifying child for the EIC is a child who is your . . . Son, daughter, stepchild, eligible foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew) AND ▼ was . . . Under age 19 at the end of 2020 and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly) or Under age 24 at the end of 2020, a student, and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly) or Any age and permanently and totally disabled AND ▼ Who is not filing a joint return for 2020 or is filing a joint return for 2020 only to claim a refund of withheld income tax or estimated tax paid AND ▼ Who lived with you in the United States for more than half of 2020. ! ▲ CAUTION TIP ! ▲ CAUTION You can't claim the EIC for a child who didn't live with you for more than half of the year, even if you paid most of the child's living expenses. The IRS may ask you for documents to show you lived with each qualifying child. Documents you might want to keep for this purpose include school and child care records and other records that show your child's address. If the child didn't live with you for more than half of the year because of a temporary absence, birth, death, or kidnapping, see Exception to time lived with you in the instructions for Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 27. If the child was married or meets the conditions to be a qualifying child of another person (other than your spouse, if filing a joint return), special rules apply. For details, see Married child or Qualifying child of more than one person in the instructions for Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 27. 2
Extracted from PDF file 2020-federal-1040-schedule-eic.pdf, last modified December 2020

More about the Federal 1040 (Schedule EIC) Individual Income Tax Tax Credit TY 2020

This credit can only be filed by individuals who are required to file Form 1040 or 1040A. Make sure to double check the instructions on your general tax form to make sure that you qualify for this credit.

We last updated the Earned Income Tax Credit in January 2021, so this is the latest version of 1040 (Schedule EIC), fully updated for tax year 2020. You can download or print current or past-year PDFs of 1040 (Schedule EIC) directly from TaxFormFinder. You can print other Federal tax forms here.


eFile your Federal tax return now

eFiling is easier, faster, and safer than filling out paper tax forms. File your Federal and Federal tax returns online with TurboTax in minutes. FREE for simple returns, with discounts available for TaxFormFinder users!

File Now with TurboTax

Related Federal Individual Income Tax Forms:

TaxFormFinder has an additional 774 Federal income tax forms that you may need, plus all federal income tax forms. These related forms may also be needed with the Federal 1040 (Schedule EIC).

Form Code Form Name
1040 (Schedule B) Interest and Ordinary Dividends
1040 (Schedule R) Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
1040 (Schedule C) Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship)
1040 (Schedule A) Itemized Deductions
1040 (Schedule SE) Self-Employment Tax
1040 (Schedule E) Supplemental Income and Loss
1040 (Schedule F) Profit or Loss From Farming
1040 (Schedule C-EZ) Net Profit from Business (Sole Proprietorship)
1040 (Schedule 8812) Child Tax Credit
1040 (Schedule D) Capital Gains and Losses

Download all  tax forms View all 775 Federal Income Tax Forms


Form Sources:

The Internal Revenue Service usually releases income tax forms for the current tax year between October and January, although changes to some forms can come even later. We last updated Federal 1040 (Schedule EIC) from the Internal Revenue Service in January 2021.

Show Sources >

1040 (Schedule EIC) is a Federal Individual Income Tax form. States often have dozens of even hundreds of various tax credits, which, unlike deductions, provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction of tax liability. Some common tax credits apply to many taxpayers, while others only apply to extremely specific situations. In most cases, you will have to provide evidence to show that you are eligible for the tax credit, and calculate the amount of the credit to which you are entitled.

About the Individual Income Tax

The IRS and most states collect a personal income tax, which is paid throughout the year via tax withholding or estimated income tax payments.

Most taxpayers are required to file a yearly income tax return in April to both the Internal Revenue Service and their state's revenue department, which will result in either a tax refund of excess withheld income or a tax payment if the withholding does not cover the taxpayer's entire liability. Every taxpayer's situation is different - please consult a CPA or licensed tax preparer to ensure that you are filing the correct tax forms!

Historical Past-Year Versions of Federal 1040 (Schedule EIC)

We have a total of ten past-year versions of 1040 (Schedule EIC) in the TaxFormFinder archives, including for the previous tax year. Download past year versions of this tax form as PDFs here:


2020 1040 (Schedule EIC)

2020 Schedule EIC (Form 1040)

2019 1040 (Schedule EIC)

2019 Schedule EIC (Form 1040 or 1040-SR)

2018 1040 (Schedule EIC)

2018 Schedule EIC (Form 1040)

2017 1040 (Schedule EIC)

2017 Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040)

2016 1040 (Schedule EIC)

2016 Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040)

Earned Income Credit 2015 1040 (Schedule EIC)

2015 Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040)

Earned Income Credit 2014 1040 (Schedule EIC)

2014 Schedule EIC (Form 1040)

Earned Income Credit 2013 1040 (Schedule EIC)

2013 Schedule EIC (Form 1040)

Earned Income Credit 2012 1040 (Schedule EIC)

2012 Schedule EIC (Form 1040)

Earned Income Credit 2011 1040 (Schedule EIC)

2011 Form 1040 (Schedule EIC)


TaxFormFinder Disclaimer:

While we do our best to keep our list of Federal Income Tax Forms up to date and complete, we cannot be held liable for errors or omissions. Is the form on this page out-of-date or not working? Please let us know and we will fix it ASAP.

** This Document Provided By TaxFormFinder.org **
Source: http://www.taxformfinder.org/federal/1040-schedule-eic