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Why didn’t I receive child tax credit

 
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KarenJ2
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Why didn’t I receive child tax credit

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 

  • Children with ITINs don't qualify, but may instead be eligible for the $500 credit for Other Dependents (Family Tax Credit)

  • 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 

Up to $1,400 of the credit is refundable and is phased-in based on your earned income.  In most cases, you must have $2,500 or more of earned income to be eligible for any portion of the refundable Child Tax Credit. 

The $2,000 per-child credit is reduced once your AGI reaches $200,000 (or $400,000 if you're filing jointly with your spouse). 

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KarenJ2
Expert Alumni

Why didn’t I receive child tax credit

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 

  • Children with ITINs don't qualify, but may instead be eligible for the $500 credit for Other Dependents (Family Tax Credit)

  • 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 

Up to $1,400 of the credit is refundable and is phased-in based on your earned income.  In most cases, you must have $2,500 or more of earned income to be eligible for any portion of the refundable Child Tax Credit. 

The $2,000 per-child credit is reduced once your AGI reaches $200,000 (or $400,000 if you're filing jointly with your spouse). 

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Americab023
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Why didn’t I receive child tax credit

I didn't get my Childs taxes how can I get  them 

MayaD
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Why didn’t I receive child tax credit

The most common reason for not receiving the Child Tax Credit:

  1. The child turned 17 during the tax year.
  2. Your income was too high or too low. There is a phase out of the credit if your income is too high. Or, you don't have a tax liability, however, you may be eligible for the additional child tax credit if you meet the minimum income requirements. 
  3. You didn't indicate that the child lived with you for more than half the year. A child born during the tax year is considered to live with you the whole year.
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