1. Go online to the Federal Internal Revenue Service web site, irs.gov, and find out what the income criteria are for the Earned Income Tax Credit program and answer the following: a) What income levels qualify, and what are the benefits? b) Are there other qualifying criteria, if so, name two additional qualifications?

2. Regarding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), informal news reports suggest that not everyone eligible for EITC apply for it. In other words it seems that many more individuals might be eligible than actually receive it.  a) What reasons might there be for more people not receiving this benefit that are eligible for the benefit?