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carissa_mitchell
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Will I get a refund if I didn't work but had a child this year?

 
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bwa
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Will I get a refund if I didn't work but had a child this year?

Sorry, but you won't.  To have refundable credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit you need earned income, usually from wages or self-employment.  If you have no income you have no need to file.

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bwa
Alumni
Alumni

Will I get a refund if I didn't work but had a child this year?

Sorry, but you won't.  To have refundable credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit you need earned income, usually from wages or self-employment.  If you have no income you have no need to file.

SweetieJean
Level 15

Will I get a refund if I didn't work but had a child this year?

How did you supprot yourself all year? Did you live with another adult?
VolvoGirl
Level 15

Will I get a refund if I didn't work but had a child this year?

Are you married?  If you file a joint retun you can get child credits.
SweetieJean
Level 15

Will I get a refund if I didn't work but had a child this year?

assuming Spouse has earned income.
carissa_mitchell
New Member

Will I get a refund if I didn't work but had a child this year?

I'm not married. I lived with my grandmother and helped take care of her and 2 50-something Down Syndrome uncles. I supported myself I had food stamps. Not sure if that matters on taxes.
SweetieJean
Level 15

Will I get a refund if I didn't work but had a child this year?

"I supported myself"  But how? Where did the money come from?

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