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j-gallagher01
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It is Saying my 19year old full time college student does not qualify for the child tax credit, How do I correct this?

 
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macuser_22
Level 15

It is Saying my 19year old full time college student does not qualify for the child tax credit, How do I correct this?

A dependent must be under age 17 (not older then 16) at the end of 2020 to qualify.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
Hal_Al
Level 15

It is Saying my 19year old full time college student does not qualify for the child tax credit, How do I correct this?

Your child is  too old (over 16). You can still claim your child, as a dependent. What you can't claim is the Child tax credit. This comes as a big surprise to many parents the year their child turns 17. A child over age 16 no longer qualifies for the Child Tax credit (CTC). Although a child can still be a student dependent through age 23, and a qualifying child for EIC,  the Child Tax Credit expires the year they turn 17 and you no longer get the $2000 CTC. Instead you will get the non-refundable (up to) $500 Other Dependent Credit.

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