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Do self-employed business owners qualify for the EITC?
I work with a lot of Hispanic business owners in Idaho that are self-employed, but yet after their profit loss Schedule C [Form 1040, Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business] they are very much low- income. Do they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?
Delores Lenzy - Jones, CPA, CIA:
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Earned income credit is calculated separately from Schedule C. Your Adjusted Gross Income is used in arriving at your earned income credit. [The amount] depends on your overall income.
Joan Koonce, Ph.D:
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In order to qualify for the EITC, a person has to have earned income. According to the IRS "Earned income includes all the taxable income and wages you get from working. There are two ways to get earned income: You work for someone who pays you or you work in a business you own." Therefore, net self-employment income is earned income for EITC purposes.