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Child Tax credit

In 2018 my child Tax credit was $6000.00. Tax year 2019 my child Tax credit was $3000.00, two of my three children turned 18 during 2020 tax year.

I've double checked the information twice all is correct. In addition two of my girls work & filed there 2019 taxes as well?

Looking for answers?

thank you James

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Level 15

Child Tax credit

If they turned 18 in 2020 then they must have been 17 in 2019.  They had to be UNDER 17 on Dec 31, 2019 to get the Child Care Credit.  You are off a year.  

Returning Member

Child Tax credit

Tax credit is not adding up, only getting half. All information in correct.

Only difference is that two of my girls filed taxes in 2020 

Returning Member

Child Tax credit

Is phone support an option?



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Child Tax credit

TurboTax Support.   Here are the qualifications for the Child Tax Credit:


If you have kids, you might qualify for the Child Tax Credit, which can reduce your tax bill by up to $2,000 per qualifying child. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (aka "tax reform") doubled the per-child credit amount from $1,000 in 2017 and prior tax years.

To qualify for the Child Tax Credit, your child must fit all of these requirements:

  • Be under age 17 at the end of the tax year
  • Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, adopted child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, half-sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, a grandchild, niece, or nephew)
  • Has his or her own Social Security Number
  • Lived with you for more than half the year
  • Didn't support him/herself (didn't pay more than half their own expenses)
  • Is a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. resident alien
    • Residents of Canada or Mexico wouldn't qualify

We've also got info on the similar Credit for Other Dependents.

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