Earned income tax credit - Rules and common pitfalls
Learning objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the purpose of the earned income credit (EIC)
  • Apply the tax rules for claiming the EIC
  • Calculate the EIC
  • Identify common EIC errors and determine the consequences associated with these errors
  • Determine the due diligence requirements and related penalties for paid preparers

Instructor bio


  • Baylor University
    • BBA Accounting
    • Masters in Tax


  • CPA

Teaching & instruction



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