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I have 2 children qualifying for the child tax credit in the Info portion of turbo tax but it only shows the one under the Tax Break section? Why?

 
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I have 2 children qualifying for the child tax credit in the Info portion of turbo tax but it only shows the one under the Tax Break section? Why?

Look at your Form 1040  and see if both children are shown as dependents near the top of the form.

 

PREVIEW 1040

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901539-how-do-i-preview-my-turbotax-online-return-before-filing

 

 

Then look farther down on the form at the child-related credits.

 

Look at your 2019 Form 1040 to see the child-child-related credits you received

 

Child Tax Credit line 13a

Credit for Other Dependents line 13a

Earned Income Credit line 18a

Additional Child Tax Credit line 18b

Child and Dependent Care Credit line 18d

 

What credit do you think you are not getting?

Employee Tax Expert

I have 2 children qualifying for the child tax credit in the Info portion of turbo tax but it only shows the one under the Tax Break section? Why?

There are a number of requirements to qualify for the Child Tax Credit.  You need to be sure that all information about the child was input correctly.  One way to do this is to delete the child in TurboTax and go back and re-input the information on the dependent screens.

 

Remember: 

 

To qualify for the Child Tax Credit, your child must fit all of these requirements:

  • Be under age 17 at the end of the tax year
  • Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, adopted child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, half-sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, a grandchild, niece, or nephew)
  • Has his or her own Social Security Number
  • Lived with you for more than half the year
  • Didn't support him/herself (i.e., didn't pay more than half their own expenses)
  • Is a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. resident alien
    • Residents of Canada or Mexico wouldn't qualify

 

For further information, see the IRS website here: Child Tax Credit

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I have 2 children qualifying for the child tax credit in the Info portion of turbo tax but it only shows the one under the Tax Break section? Why?

Son turned 17 in 2019. Last year tax refund was almost 4000. This year tax refund barely hit 2200. Thought something was wrong until I google Child Tax Credit requirements. 

Employee Tax Expert

I have 2 children qualifying for the child tax credit in the Info portion of turbo tax but it only shows the one under the Tax Break section? Why?

Based on what you are saying, your child turned 17 in 2019. Unfortunately, this makes him ineligible for the Child Tax Credit. Please read the requirements below or visit IRS Pub 972 Child Tax Credit for more details.

 

A child must meet the following eight requirements to be considered a qualifying child for the Child Tax Credit:

 

1) Is the taxpayer’s son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, sibling, stepsibling, half brother, half sister, or a descendent of any of them (grandchild, niece, nephew, etc.),

2) Lived with the taxpayer for more than half of the year,

3) Was under age 17 at the end of the year,

4) Did not provide over half of his or her own support during the year,

5) Is a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. resident alien (child tax credits are not allowed for nonresident alien children residing in Canada or Mexico even if they qualify as dependents),

6) Is younger than the taxpayer claiming the child,

7) Does not file a joint tax return unless the return is filed to claim a refund, and no tax liability would have existed had the child and spouse filed separately, and

😎 Is claimed as a dependent of the taxpayer claiming the Child Tax Credit.

 

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