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rosel
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Last year our 18 year old daughter lived with us fulltime and attended college were we eligible for the tax credit ? did her age make us ineligible?

 
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Hal_Al
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Last year our 18 year old daughter lived with us fulltime and attended college were we eligible for the tax credit ? did her age make us ineligible?

Your child may be  too old (over 16). This comes as a big surprise to many parents the year their child turns 17. A child over age 16 no longer qualifies for the Child Tax credit (CTC). Although a child can still be a student dependent through age 23, and a qualifying child for EIC,  the Child Tax Credit expires the year they turn 17 and you no longer get the $1000 CTC.

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SherekaB
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Last year our 18 year old daughter lived with us fulltime and attended college were we eligible for the tax credit ? did her age make us ineligible?

Did you still claim her as a dependent? The child tax credit is for children under age 17.
Hal_Al
Level 15

Last year our 18 year old daughter lived with us fulltime and attended college were we eligible for the tax credit ? did her age make us ineligible?

Your child may be  too old (over 16). This comes as a big surprise to many parents the year their child turns 17. A child over age 16 no longer qualifies for the Child Tax credit (CTC). Although a child can still be a student dependent through age 23, and a qualifying child for EIC,  the Child Tax Credit expires the year they turn 17 and you no longer get the $1000 CTC.

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