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I have two dependent children, but only one is eligible for the child tax credit. I am filing an amended return. How can I fix it?

 
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JohnB5677
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I have two dependent children, but only one is eligible for the child tax credit. I am filing an amended return. How can I fix it?

If your second child is eligible for the child tax credit, you may have to make an adjustment to the information in My Info.

 

These are the rules for claiming the Child Tax Credit.

 

To modify the information for your child:

  1. Log into TurboTax
  2. Select My Info from the left sidebar.
  3. Scroll down to the child you want to correct.
  4. Follow the interview. 

To Amens a tax return:

 

If you want to make changes, or add a document to a tax return that has already been submitted you should follow these guidelines.

  • You must first wait until the initial return is completely processed.
  • You will have to use the same TurboTax account that you used for the original tax return.
  • Once you begin your amendment, you'll see your original return. 
    • The refund calculator will start new at $0 and only reflect the changes in the refund or tax due
    • Only make changes to the areas of your return that need amending.
  • You have three years from the date you filed your return or two years after you paid the tax due (whichever is later) to file an amendment

 

Sign in to TurboTax

  1. On the home screen, scroll down to Your tax returns & documents and 
  2. select the year you want to amend
  3. Select Amend (change) return, then 
  4. Amend using TurboTax Online
    1. If you're told to amend your return via TurboTax Desktop, follow the steps for TurboTax CD/Download below instead.
  5. On the screen OK, let's get a kickstart on your amended return, select the reason(s) you're amending and Continue.
  6. When you reach Here's the info for your amended federal return, select Start next to the info you need to change.
  7. Continue through the screens, make the changes you need to make, and carefully answer the remaining questions to finish amending your return.
     
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