There are three filing statuses that meet the requirement:
- Married (filing jointly)
- Head of household
However, there are married taxpayers who prefer to file a separate tax return instead of filing jointly. The IRS says that if the taxpayer is married, he/she must file jointly to claim EIC. Therefore, the filing status cannot be “Married filing separately.”
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