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stokeluke
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Why doesn't my child qualify for the Child Tax Credit if he was born on 12/22/16 and I am filing for 2016 taxes?

It asked if i had a kid and i thought if a child was born in that year whenever they acknowledge it. please help
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Why doesn't my child qualify for the Child Tax Credit if he was born on 12/22/16 and I am filing for 2016 taxes?

You need to say your child lived with you the WHOLE YEAR.  You are allowed to say that for a newborn so that you get the personal exemption and any child-related credits you qualify for.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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Why doesn't my child qualify for the Child Tax Credit if he was born on 12/22/16 and I am filing for 2016 taxes?

You need to say your child lived with you the WHOLE YEAR.  You are allowed to say that for a newborn so that you get the personal exemption and any child-related credits you qualify for.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
stokeluke
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Why doesn't my child qualify for the Child Tax Credit if he was born on 12/22/16 and I am filing for 2016 taxes?

THANK YOU!
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