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ehenson513
Level 1

Will the child credit double on the 2017 taxes?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Will the child credit double on the 2017 taxes?

For 2017 returns the Child Tax Credit is still $1000.

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 your child turned 17 in 2017, even on the last day of 2017, you do not get the child tax credit.  There are no exceptions to the rule.  You can still claim your child as a dependent.

**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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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Will the child credit double on the 2017 taxes?

For 2017 returns the Child Tax Credit is still $1000.

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 your child turned 17 in 2017, even on the last day of 2017, you do not get the child tax credit.  There are no exceptions to the rule.  You can still claim your child as a dependent.

**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.**
SweetieJean
Level 15

Will the child credit double on the 2017 taxes?

No. It is effective for 2018 returns filed in 2019.

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