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Why dont both of my children receive child tax credit

My second child was born Sept 2017, why isn’t she added to our child tax credit?
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Why dont both of my children receive child tax credit

Make sure you said your child born in 2017 lived with you the WHOLE year.  You can say that for a newborn even if the child was born on December 31.

CHILD TAX CREDIT

The child tax credit can only reduce your tax liability down to zero.  It is not a refund.  If you have no tax due, then you may not receive the full amount of the $1000 Child Tax Credit

If your child turned 17 at any time during 2017, then you will not receive the child tax credit.

If you are claiming the Child Tax Credit for a child who was born in 2017, make sure you said in Personal Info that the child lived with you all year and that you entered the child’s SSN.

The child tax credit is reduced by $50 for every $1000 of AGI over these limits:

Married filing jointly                                                            $110,000

Single, Head of Household or qualifying widower               $75,000

Married Filing separately                                                      $55,000

*You can see the amount of the child tax credit you got on your Form 1040A on line 35; on Form 1040 line 52

If you received the Additional Child Tax Credit Form 1040A line 43, Form 1040 line 67

**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 dont both of my children receive child tax credit

Make sure you said your child born in 2017 lived with you the WHOLE year.  You can say that for a newborn even if the child was born on December 31.

CHILD TAX CREDIT

The child tax credit can only reduce your tax liability down to zero.  It is not a refund.  If you have no tax due, then you may not receive the full amount of the $1000 Child Tax Credit

If your child turned 17 at any time during 2017, then you will not receive the child tax credit.

If you are claiming the Child Tax Credit for a child who was born in 2017, make sure you said in Personal Info that the child lived with you all year and that you entered the child’s SSN.

The child tax credit is reduced by $50 for every $1000 of AGI over these limits:

Married filing jointly                                                            $110,000

Single, Head of Household or qualifying widower               $75,000

Married Filing separately                                                      $55,000

*You can see the amount of the child tax credit you got on your Form 1040A on line 35; on Form 1040 line 52

If you received the Additional Child Tax Credit Form 1040A line 43, Form 1040 line 67

**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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