Employee Tax Expert
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Deductions & credits

A child born anytime during the tax year will qualify you for the full $2,000 Child Tax Credit.  Double-check your entries for your son.  Be sure you entered his birthdate correctly AND indicated that he lived with you for 12 months.  That is the most common reason for not getting the full credit.  Even though he was born late in the year, he is treated as if he lived with you all year.