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Module 8: Claiming Child Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit

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Child Tax Credit

The child tax credit allows taxpayers to claim a tax credit of up to $1,000 per qualifying child.

To claim the child tax credit, there are:

  • requirements for the qualifying child
  • requirements for the taxpayer
  • limits on the amount of credit

In order to claim the child tax credit, the taxpayer must have at least one eligible child.

Tax Tip

Don't confuse these credits with the child and dependent care tax credit!


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