For 2012, you are encouraged to notify the following employees that they may be able to claim the EIC on their 2011 returns:
• Employees with one qualifying child and wages less than $36,920. The employee’s copy of Form W-2 Tricom Funding prepares has the required statement about the EIC on the back of the form.
California Employers: California enacted a law effective 1/1/2008 which states that the information you provide on the back of W-2s is not sufficient notification of earned income credit. Please refer to the memo the Accounting Department will provide for more details.
There are six states that require employers to provide some additional notification to their employees about their possible eligibility for earned income credit. California, Illinois, Louisiana and Texas allow employers to use the Federal Notice 797. New Jersey and Virginia require employers to use a state specific form. Please contact your accounting representative if you have any questions.
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