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How is amount calculated for the child tax credit? I made more than the required 2500 in E.I. The amount of taxes I owe zeroed out but how only \$89-CTC and \$6-additional

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How is amount calculated for the child tax credit? I made more than the required 2500 in E.I. The amount of taxes I owe zeroed out but how only \$89-CTC and \$6-additional

The CTC is limited to your tax liability. The additional child tax credit is calculated by taking subtracting \$2,500 from your income and then multiplying that number by 15%.  If you do not have more than \$2,500 of eligible income, you would not qualify for the Additional Child Tax Credit.  So if your total income was \$3,350 then you would have an additional child tax credit of \$127.50

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How is amount calculated for the child tax credit? I made more than the required 2500 in E.I. The amount of taxes I owe zeroed out but how only \$89-CTC and \$6-additional

The total per child is \$2000.   First the \$2000 is used to reduce your tax owed down to zero.  When (if) your tax owed is zero, the "rest" of the \$2000 can be added to your refund as the Additional Child Tax Credit----up to a maximum of \$1600 per child.  But....that Additional Child Tax Credit also depends on how much you earned by working.

Take the amount you earned, subtract \$2500, and multiply what is left by 15%.  That is your additional child tax credit ---- up to a maximum of \$1600 per child.

Look at your 2023 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

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