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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Michigan joins other states that have enacted state-level earned income tax credits.
The Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable credit for 2011. The credit is 20 percent of the amount a person is allowed to claim for federal EITC amount for tax year 2011.The Michigan EITC will provide additional money to those who qualify under the federal EITC guidelines. In order to qualify for the EITC, you must meet the following rules set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
In order to claim the Michigan EITC you must complete and file a federal 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ and be allowed to claim the federal EITC even if you are not required to file a federal or Michigan return. After you have determined your federal EITC, complete a Michigan form MI-1040. Enter the amount from one of these federal forms; 1040 line 64a, 1040A line 41a or 1040EZ line 9a - on the MI-1040 page 2, line 28a and enter 20 percent of the federal EITC on line 28b
and get your refund fast!
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