The Earned Income Tax Credit (also known at EITC) has been the most abused among all tax credits and the IRS has reacted strongly this past year. It is a refundable credit which makes it an attractive target of scams and fraud. For all legitimately qualified people, it is a great help. This year all tax preparers are requred to perform multistep due diligence before filing a return with an Earned Income Tax Credit. If you have received this credit in the past or think you might be qualified for it this year, please contact me to discuss the documentation we will need to see and copy for your file this year.
This is an inconvenience to us all, but it is the only way to qualify for this credit.