Question

Can I claim the earned income tax credit if I'm married filing separately?

Answer

No. If you are married filing separately, you are unable to claim the earned income tax credit on your return.

However, if you and your spouse didn’t live together for the last six months of the year, you might be able to choose head of household filing status. If you qualify, you’ll be able to claim the Earned Income Credit (EIC).

Related Topics

Related Resources

Mortgage Interest Credit – Form 8396

Learn more about IRS Form 8396 and claiming the mortgage interest credit from the tax experts at H&R Block.

Business Tax Credit For Fuel Use

If your business uses gasoline or diesel fuel, you may earn a tax credit. Learn more about excise tax credit for fuel and get tax answers at H&R Block

I have a question about claiming workers comp on taxes. Do you claim workers comp on taxes as taxable income?

Learn more about claiming workers comp on your tax return from the tax experts at H&R Block.

I recently had a child. Is there new baby tax credit or new baby child tax credit?

If you have a new baby, are you eligible for a tax credit? Learn more from the tax experts at H&R Block.