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    Jan 4, 2011, 08:40 AM
    Friend told me I qualify but I guess I don't?
    So I was planning on NOT filing taxes, as I didn't work, other than odd babysitting jobs which I have no proof of anyway.

    But my roommate says that even if I didn't work I still qualify for the child tax credit and other such low income, single mother credits and such.

    But when I tried on turbo tax, it says I don't qualify for it.

    So now I'm confused. Do I or do I not?
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    Jan 4, 2011, 09:50 AM
    I believe that you are referring to the Earned Income Credit, which does require that you have some earned income.
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    Jan 4, 2011, 09:53 AM

    OK so if I didn't make any income, no return right?
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    Jan 4, 2011, 10:51 AM
    There's unearned and earned income. If you get unearned income from gov't benefits, you don't have to file (unless you made over a certain amount, which is is unlikely in your case).
    Next year consider a part time job, because it's possible get back more than was withheld.
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    Jan 4, 2011, 01:27 PM

    I've been looking for a job since I got out of school in October. I'm even in a job program through the state. Still nothing :( grr. Lol. But I'm still trying
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    Jan 5, 2011, 03:27 PM
    HOW MUCH did you earn baby sitting? If it was over $600 for 2010, you can file Schedule C and possibly qualify for the Earned Income Credit.
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    Jan 5, 2011, 06:35 PM

    No not even close lol. More like, 100 all together maybe?
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    Jan 14, 2011, 12:27 PM
    Then you are correct; you do NOT qualify.

    Maybe next year!

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