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Publication 596
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Schedule EIC(p20)

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You must complete Schedule EIC and attach it to your tax return if you have a qualifying child and are claiming the EIC. Schedule EIC provides the IRS with information about your qualifying children, including their names, ages, SSNs, relationship to you, and the amount of time they lived with you during the year. An example of a filled-in Schedule EIC is shown in chapter 6.
EIC
If you are required to complete and attach Schedule EIC but don't, it will take longer to process your return and issue your refund.