Earned Income Credit (EIC)
Beginning in 2011, employees may no longer receive advance payments of the credit in their pay during the year as they could in 2010 and earlier years because the law has changed. However if they are eligible, they will still be able to claim the credit on their 2011 tax return.
For the basic requirements to know if an employee can claim the Earned Income Credit, they need to see Pub. 596, Earned Income Credit, or the instructions on Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ
Form W-5, Earned Income Credit Advance Payment Certificate, is no longer in use.
If you have questions, please contact the Payroll Office at 710-2217