The Earned Income Tax Credit automatically calculates based on entries made within the return. If a taxpayer elects to opt-out of claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC), from the main menu of the return select:
- Federal Section
- Credits Menu
- Claiming Refundable Credits after Disallowance Form 8862
- Not Eligible for EIC
- Check the boxes labeled "Check here if this return is NOT eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)" and "I understand that checking the box above determines whether this return might be able to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and if the box is checked this return will not receive EITC".