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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): Eligibility Requirements and Due Diligence

Gain an understanding on the rules governing the Earned Income Tax Credit and the eligibility required to claim this credit.

Gain a better understanding of the rules governing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This topic is geared to assist tax return preparers and payroll professionals in understanding the EITC and the due diligence requirements behind it. It discusses best practices under the regulations for preparing returns that claim the EITC.

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Agenda

Background for the Earned Income Tax Credit

  • History
  • Policy Rationale

Eligibility to Claim the EITC

  • Income Level
  • Family Status
  • Employment Status

Mechanism for Claiming the EITC

  • Tax Return
  • Timing

Duties of Tax Return Preparers in Connection With the EITC

  • Due Diligence
  • Sources of Information
  • Protection Against Potential Liabilities

Duties of Employers in Connection With the EITC

  • Information Reporting
  • General Withholding Obligations

Problems Presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Late Filing
  • Income Limitations
  • IRS Return Processing Issues
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This course was last revised on March 5, 2021.

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  • AIPB 2.0
     
  • This program is acceptable for 2.0 CPEC(s) towards the CB designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
     
  • Enrolled Agents 2.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 2.0 hours of Continuing Education Credit for enrolled agents under Treasury Department Circular #230 Section 10.6(g).
     

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Edward James Leyden, Esq.

Edward James Leyden, Esq.

Leyden Law LLC

  • Owner of Leyden Law LLC in Bowie, Maryland
  • Counsels companies on taxation and employment issues
  • Has advised a diverse group of clients, including technology companies, health care enterprises, National Football League players, the online gaming community, and the commissioner of Major League Baseball
  • Current chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Committee on Employment Taxes, and has been elected as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Law degrees, University of Baltimore, and the Georgetown University Law Center; undergraduate degree in commerce and engineering, Drexel University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 406836
Published 2021
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