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Clarification regarding disqualified income for Earned Income Credit (EITC or EIC)

I'm a graduate student with several kids. Right now I'm trying to leverage my temporarily diminished income by "backdoor" rolling-over my 401k account to a Roth IRA account, without inadvertently ...
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Will a retirement account with more than $3,400 in it bar me from getting EITC?

EITC (earned income tax credit). Is a retirement account considered investment income by the IRS? The IRS considers these as investment income: Interest (both taxable and tax-exempt) Dividends ...
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What box on my W-2 correlates to my “earned income” for purposes of EITC?

As an example: I have $20,000 in Box 1 on my wife and my only W2 I have $35,000 in Box 3 (reflecting significant pre-tax 401(k) deductions) Filing MFJ with no kids For 2016, to claim EITC both ...