A special tax credit, known as the earned income credit or EIC, is available to lower-income taxpayers who have at least some earnings from personal services during the year. In order to be eligible for the EIC, you must earn at least $1 during the year at a job or self-employment, and meet other income requirements.
Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040), Earned Income Credit
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For more information, see our discussion of Schedule EIC.
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