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Form 8379 is an IRS form used to claim the earned income tax credit (EITC). The EITC is a refundable tax credit that can help low- and moderate-income workers reduce their federal income tax liability or even get a refund.

To qualify for the EITC, you must meet certain requirements, including:

* You must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
* You must have earned income.
* You must have a qualifying child.
* Your income must be below certain limits.

If you qualify for the EITC, you can claim it on your federal income tax return. You can also claim the EITC on Form 8379 if you are not required to file a tax return.

Form 8379 is relatively simple to complete. You will need to provide your name, address, Social Security number, and other information. You will also need to provide information about your qualifying children, including their names, ages, and Social Security numbers.

Once you have completed Form 8379, you can submit it to the IRS. You can file Form 8379 with your federal income tax return or separately. If you file Form 8379 separately, you must mail it to the IRS address on the form.

The EITC can provide a significant financial benefit to low- and moderate-income workers. If you think you may qualify for the EITC, you should consider filing Form 8379.

Here are some additional tips for completing Form 8379:

* If you are not sure if you qualify for the EITC, you can use the IRS's EITC Assistant to help you determine your eligibility.
* You can find Form 8379 and instructions on the IRS website.
* If you have any questions about Form 8379, you can contact the IRS.

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