turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Event: Ask the Experts about your refund > RSVP NOW!
Close icon
Do you have a TurboTax Online account?

We'll help you get started or pick up where you left off.

Can we receive the child tax credit with no federal income?

 
Connect with an expert
x
Do you have an Intuit account?

Do you have an Intuit account?

You'll need to sign in or create an account to connect with an expert.

1 Reply
SharonD007
Expert Alumni

Can we receive the child tax credit with no federal income?

No, you don't qualify for the Child Tax Credit without any income.  To be eligible for the CTC, you must have at least $2,500 of income from working.  The credit is calculated based on the amount you earned above $2,500. Your modified adjusted gross income has to be under $400,000 for Married Filing Jointly or Qualified Widower and $200,000 for all other filing statuses.

 

In addition to the requirements listed above, you child must meet the following eligibility requirements to qualify for the Child Tax Credit.

  • Be under 17 by 12/31/2023
  • Be related to you (child, stepchild, foster or adopted child, sibling, or descendant of any of them)
  • Have a Social Security Number
  • Lived with you for more than half of the year
  • Didn't provide for more than half of their expenses
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. resident alien.

 

For more information, refer to the TurboTax Help articles: 2023 and 2024 Child Tax Credit: Top 7 Requirements, What is the Child Tax Credit?, and What is the Additional Child Tax Credit?

 

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
message box icon

Get more help

Ask questions and learn more about your taxes and finances.

Post your Question
Manage cookies