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N5056GMEJSE
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I have 2 kids 17 and 15 that live with me, why am i not getting full refund? last year i received $3500 per child. What am i missing?

 
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macuser_22
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I have 2 kids 17 and 15 that live with me, why am i not getting full refund? last year i received $3500 per child. What am i missing?

The child tax credit is $2,000 per child, not $3,500, but the child must be no older than 16 at the end of the year so the 17 year old will only qualify for the $500 dependent credit.

**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.**
N5056GMEJSE
Returning Member

I have 2 kids 17 and 15 that live with me, why am i not getting full refund? last year i received $3500 per child. What am i missing?

ok, when did this change? i thought it was age 18

N5056GMEJSE
Returning Member

I have 2 kids 17 and 15 that live with me, why am i not getting full refund? last year i received $3500 per child. What am i missing?

my dependent credit is only at $1000, why? if the 15 year old qualifies, why isn't its at $2K

macuser_22
Level 15

I have 2 kids 17 and 15 that live with me, why am i not getting full refund? last year i received $3500 per child. What am i missing?


@N5056GMEJSE wrote:

my dependent credit is only at $1000, why? if the 15 year old qualifies, why isn't its at $2K


For the child tax credit of $2,000 per child.

The child must have been no older than 16 at the end of 2019.

The amount of child tax credit you can receive is limited by your taxable income (1040 line 11a)
If your taxable income is zero, then you are not eligible for any child tax credit.

However, if you do not qualify for the Child Tax Credit, and if your earned income is greater than $2,500, you might be eligible for the Additional Child Tax credit. That amount is 15% of earned income greater then $2,500 up to a maximum of $1,400.

Too high of an income will reduce or eliminate the CTC also.
Married Filing Joint - $400,000
Single, Head of Household, or Married Filing Separate-- $200,000

The child tax credit will be reported on lone 13a on the 1040 form. Additional Child tax credit on line 18b on the 1040 form.

**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.**
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