Can EIC be claimed without a dependent child?
Asked by: minchk
The details: My ex and I do not live together. Our custody agreements states that I can claim our daughter for all applicable tax purposes for 2013. My AGI is over the amount allowed for EIC for one qualifying child. My AGI is low enough to allow the Child Tax credit to still be claimed thus I plan to claim our daughter as my qualifying child for the purposes of Head of Household filing and the Tax credit. Is my ex allowed to use our daughter for the sole purpose of filing for EIC or must her AGI be below the $ 14,340 outlined in pub 596 as if filing without a qualifying child?