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Lookback rule

TERRI0009
Level 1

I see that H and R and Jackson Hewitt are advertising something called the lookback rule, meaning if a person has less income than they did last yr they can use their earned income from 2019 to claim earned income credit on the 2020 return.  Does anyone know how to do this?  Can such a return be electronically filed?  

 

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Skylane
Level 8
Level 8

Haven’t had to do it and don’t use basic but look on the eitc worksheet and see if there’s a field where you can make the adjustment . When you find where they want you to make the entry you should be able to efile it.

BobKamman
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