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How Much is the Child Tax Credit?

As with any tax credit, refund or deduction, there are a few rules that will influence the amount that eligible applicants will receive.

Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know about the Child Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit

How Much do You Get Back in Taxes for a Child?

The child tax credit for 2020, 2021, is worth up to $2,000 per child that is under the age of 17. To be eligible to claim the child tax credit, your child or dependent must first pass all of the eligibility tests:

  1. Must be 16 or younger on the last day of the year
  2. Must be a US citizen, US national, or a resident alien
  3. Must be claimed by you as a dependent
  4. Must be related to you by blood, or step relationship, or legally adopted child/foster child
  5. Must have resided with you for more than half of the year (special rules apply for special circumstances such as divorce)
  6. You must have provided them with more than half of their support

What is the New Child Tax Credit Amount After Tax Reform Changes?

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Child Tax Credit Eligibility

Do you have children or any other dependents in your household? Then the chances are you’ll be eligible to claim the Child Tax Credit.

child tax credit eligibility

For the new tax year, this credit is worth up to $2,000. If you qualify, it will reduce your overall income tax bill due to the Federal government.

You may have already claimed this credit in the past, but for this year, there are some major changes as a result of the tax overhaul initiated at the end of 2017 by the Trump administration.… Read the rest