Employers Must Stop Advance Earned Income Credit Payments in 2011
Advance earned income credit has been repealed for 2011. This credit allowed certain low-income employees to receive an advance payment of the earned income credit in their paychecks. Their withholding was lowered to take into account the payment. However, employers are cautioned that the advance earned income credit has been repealed beginning with the 2011 tax year. Therefore, they must stop the advance EIC credit payments effective for payroll payable in 2011.