HEADS UP TO SINGLE FATHERS……
Being that it is uncommon for single fathers to claim dependents the IRS usually flags single fathers who take the EIC credit. If you have everything in order and have been take care of business don’t be worried when you see the notice in the mail.
Make sure that you have proof that your dependent is a qualifying dependent and that you qualify to claim Head of Household.
Red Flags occur when this is your first year claiming the child. It also occurs when you fail to present authorization from the mother that you can claim the child. Experienced tax preparer will usually ask for documents stating you can claim the child or inquire the mother’s permission.