If you try to file your tax return and your e-file is rejected, take the following steps:
print your return for paper filing (you cannot e-file your return)
gather your proof, as explained below (read all the way down), staple the proof to your return
mail it all immediately to:
Department of Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888
Keep a copy of everything for your records, along with a notation of your mailing date
Please be advised that this quick guide is a summary of many complicated dependency and proof rules enforced by the IRS. Following this guide, however, may assist you in obtaining your refund more quickly than engaging in prolonged correspondence with the IRS.
Please be advised that the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc., does not prepare current year tax returns.
You must prove you lived with your child at your address in the U.S. for more than half the year. You must also prove how you are related to the child. EITC is limited to only a few direct and provable family relationships.
Do not send duplicate documents for EITC and for dependency.