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Sometimes we need to send letters to taxpayers requesting additional information to make sure they are getting the correct amount of refund, including your NJEITC. If you receive a letter from us, you must send us copies of the items requested in the notice so we can complete processing your refund. No credits will be approved until we can verify your information.
You can also:
Allow at least 90 days to review your information.
See the FAQ for additional help with your notice.
Note: This transcript verifies the federal EITC amount you were allowed and is only available to order once your federal return has been finalized. If you amend your federal return, you must wait until it has completed processing to order the updated transcript. Failure to wait may result in a denial of the NJEITC. Do not send a copy of your Federal 1040 form. This is not proof that you actually were allowed the federal EITC.
Proof of Income
Depending on the type of income you earn, you must also submit:
Qualifying Children (Dependents)
You must prove the relationship with your qualifying child is legal.
If you are a biological parent:
If you are claiming your sibling, niece, nephew, or a grandchild:
If you are claiming an adopted or foster child:
Note: If you would like to remove a qualifying child for NJEITC purposes, send a written request to remove the individual, along with a request to recalculate any NJEITC you may still be eligible for, to the address on your letter.
We realize that you may not have access to some of the documents we need from you. If you are unable to locate the documents requested or need more help, see alternate acceptable documents listed in the NJEITC FAQ.
We need more information in order to process your NJEITC claim.
Note: There is limited opportunity to submit acceptable documentation. If you receive a final denial letter from us, your only other option is to appeal the decision with Conferences and Appeals by following the instructions provided along with your final denial letter. There are no exceptions.
You can request to remove your Earned Income Tax Credit for any reason at any time. You must call our Customer Service Center at 609-292-6400 for assistance or write to the PO Box on your letter with your request, otherwise your refund could be severely delayed. Requests are permanent.
For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions.
Note: In some cases, you may be required to write in with your request to remove the credit.