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Why am I getting the Credit for Other Dependents instead of the Child Tax Credit?

SOLVEDby TurboTax137Updated December 17, 2021

There are a few reasons why you might get the Credit for Other Dependents instead of the Child Tax Credit. Common reasons include:

  • Your child is now 18 years or older.
  • Your child is no longer considered a qualifying child, but is considered a qualifying relative dependent.
  • Your child has an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), but doesn't have a Social Security number.

You can review more information about the requirements for claiming the Credit for Other Dependents.

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