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Where can you download an earned income tax table?

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As of 2015, taxpayers can download Earned Income Credit tables for the tax years 1994 through 2014, included in Publication 596, says the IRS. Publication 596 includes information and worksheets that taxpayers can use to determine their eligibility and to calculate the amount of their credits.

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The Earned Income Credit is a tax credit that is available for taxpayers who meet eligibility requirements, the IRS explains. The taxpayer's earned income cannot exceed a certain limit, and the IRS adjusts the maximum amount each year. The amount varies according to family size.

Taxpayers who are married filing separately, or those who qualify as dependents for another taxpayer, cannot take the EIC. If a taxpayer does not have a qualifying child, he only qualifies for the EIC if he's between the ages of 25 and 64. Another qualifying factor for the EIC is that the taxpayer and his spouse, and all others listed on Schedule EIC, must have a Social Security number that is valid for employment purposes. The taxpayer must have earned income from working for someone else, running a farm or owning his own business, explains the IRS. The taxpayer taking the EIC credit must be a U.S. citizen or have a Social Security card that reads "valid for work only with INS authorization" or "valid for work only with DHS authorization."

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