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My son is 5 and my AGI is about $32000 my status is married filing separately, why am I not receiving the Child tax credit this year?

I received the child tax credit last year making the same amount of money
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My son is 5 and my AGI is about $32000 my status is married filing separately, why am I not receiving the Child tax credit this year?

You cannot get earned income credit if you file married filing separately but you can still get some child tax credit.   Are you confusing the two credits?

 

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...

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900643-what-is-the-child-and-dependent-care-credit

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899157-what-are-the-qualifications-for-the-earned-income-credit-e...

https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit/use-the-eitc-assistant

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4499708-what-is-the-500-credit-for-other-dependents-family-tax-cre...

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Returning Member

My son is 5 and my AGI is about $32000 my status is married filing separately, why am I not receiving the Child tax credit this year?

For line 19 it says $2000 but for the other lines listed it is blank.

Level 15

My son is 5 and my AGI is about $32000 my status is married filing separately, why am I not receiving the Child tax credit this year?


That means the $2000 child tax credit is being applied to the tax you owe.   You are not getting any of the refundable part because you had a tax liability that is using all of the CTC.  And since you are choosing MFS you cannot get childcare credit or earned income credit.

**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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