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danekaj2
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If you have a baby in Dec2021 do they qualify for the child earned tax credit and the 3rd stimulus on the 2022 taxes ?

 
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DoninGA
Level 15

If you have a baby in Dec2021 do they qualify for the child earned tax credit and the 3rd stimulus on the 2022 taxes ?

The child born in 2021 would be eligible for the Child Tax Credit on the 2021 tax return being filed in 2022.

The third stimulus payment is only based on the 2020 or 2019 tax returns.

Opus 17
Level 15

If you have a baby in Dec2021 do they qualify for the child earned tax credit and the 3rd stimulus on the 2022 taxes ?

That is partly incorrect. The child would be eligible for the enhanced child tax credit of $3600. The child is also eligible for a recovery rebate of $1400. Even though the stimulus payments were made based on 2020 or 2019 information, taxpayers who did not receive a stimulus payment will still be eligible for a recovery rebate when they file their tax return.

 

Additionally, your child must have a Social Security number before you file the tax return. If you do not have a Social Security number, neither of these benefits will be awarded. In addition, you must file an on-time tax return. That means that if you don’t have a Social Security number by April 15, you must get an extension so that you have until October 15 to file. If you file without the Social Security number and then file an amended return later, you won’t qualify for the credits.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/questions-and-answers-about-the-third-economic-impact-payment-topic-b-e...

 

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
Critter-3
Level 15

If you have a baby in Dec2021 do they qualify for the child earned tax credit and the 3rd stimulus on the 2022 taxes ?

This needs to be stressed ... do NOT file without the SS# or you will be very very sorry ...

 

If you do not have a Social Security number, neither of these benefits will be awarded. In addition, you must file an on-time tax return. That means that if you don’t have a Social Security number by April 15, you must get an extension so that you have until October 15 to file. If you file without the Social Security number and then file an amended return later, you won’t qualify for the credits.

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