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Child Tax Credit

I didn't receive a child tax credit payment and when I tried to contact the IRS they said I didn't qualify for a refund.

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Child Tax Credit

We cannot see your tax return or your information.    It is not clear whether you are asking about getting the child tax credit on your 2020 tax return or if you are asking about getting the monthly advance payments that just began.

 

How old will your child be at the END of 2021?

Does your child have a Social Security number?

Did your child live with you for at least half the year?

 

If this is about the CTC on your tax return---did you have income earned from working in 2020?

**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.**

Child Tax Credit

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I get an earned income credit

She has lived with me all year 

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Child Tax Credit

@jess29salazar It is still not clear whether you are asking about getting the child tax credit on your tax return or if you are asking about the monthly child tax credit payments that just began in July 2021.

 

If you are asking about getting the child tax credit on your tax return---look at your Form 1040.   Is the box checked for Child Tax Credit for your child or is the box for Credit for Other Dependent checked?  If the box for child tax credit is not checked then you may have answered a question incorrectly when you filed your tax return and will need to amend to get the child tax credit.

 

If that box is checked then look at your Form 1040 to see the amount of child tax credit you got:

Look at your 2020 Form 1040 to see the child-related credits you received

 

PREVIEW 1040

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901539-how-do-i-preview-my-turbotax-online-return-before-filing

 

Child Tax Credit line 19

Credit for Other Dependents line 19

Earned Income Credit line 27

Additional Child Tax Credit line 28

Child and Dependent Care Credit line 31 (from line 13 of Schedule 3)

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900923-what-is-the-child-tax-credit

https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/does-my-childdependent-qualify-for-the-child-tax-credit-or-the-credit-f...

 

 

 

If you are asking about the monthly payments,   this is a brand new system thrown together by the IRS after Congress changed tax laws in the middle of the tax season.  There are going to be bugs, glitches and mistakes made and folks will unfortunately have to be patient until they sort it out.  

 

If you do not receive the monthly payments you will be able to get the CTC on your 2021 tax return.

 

https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/2021-child-tax-credit-and-advance-child-tax-credit-payments-t...

 

 

**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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