IRS Notice CP85B – Verify Qualifying Child for EIC

The IRS needs confirmation that you have a Qualifying Child for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

View notice CP85B image

Type of Notice: Return accuracy

Most common tax problem area: Return and Account Problems

Other tax problem areas: N/A

Why you received IRS Notice CP85B

  1. You claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit with a qualifying child on your tax return.
  2. IRS records indicate the dependent you claimed might not qualify as your dependent, and therefore you may not qualify for the Earned Income Credit (EIC). You must confirm with the IRS that the child listed on the tax return is a qualifying dependent to be eligible for the tax credit.

Your options to address IRS Notice CP85B

  1. Provide the information requested
  2. Clear up an account error

Notice deadline: Not specified

If you miss the deadline: The IRS may not allow you to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Want more help?

See your local tax pro for a free consultation.

Related Topics

Related Resources

IRS Letter 4402C – Identity Theft Verified

The IRS has placed an identity theft marker on your account. Learn more about IRS letter 4402C from the tax experts at H&R Block.

What To Do When You Have an Estimated Tax Penalty

Learn more about your options to reduce or remove an IRS estimated tax penalty. Get the facts from the tax experts at H&R Block.

IRS Letter 6001 – Advanced Premium Tax Credit Recipients Non-Filer Letter

The IRS is requesting your return. Learn more about IRS Letter 6001 and how to address it with help from the tax experts at H&R Block.

Tax Dictionary – IRS Representation

Get the facts from H&R Block about IRS representation. Your representative can interact with the IRS and advocate for you when you have a tax issue.