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bugzmom_14
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My daughter was 17 at the endof 2019 and is graduating high school in May 2020. How do I enter her information to claim the child tax credit

 
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DoninGA
Level 15

My daughter was 17 at the endof 2019 and is graduating high school in May 2020. How do I enter her information to claim the child tax credit

Since she was age 17 in 2019 then she is no longer eligible for the child tax credit on a 2019 tax return.  She is eligible for the Other Dependent credit of $500.

Hal_Al
Level 15

My daughter was 17 at the endof 2019 and is graduating high school in May 2020. How do I enter her information to claim 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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