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For you and your family
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Forms and Instructions

Individual Tax Return
Itemized Deductions
Application for Automatic Extension of Time
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification


Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Request for Transcript of Tax Return

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Amend/Fix Return
Apply for Power of Attorney
Apply for an ITIN
Rules Governing Practice before IRS

Child Tax Credit at a Glance

A tax credit of up to $1,000 per qualifying child. If you claim the nonrefundable child tax credit but do not qualify for the full amount, you may also be able to take the refundable additional child tax credit. You must meet various criteria regarding the qualifying child.


Am I Eligible for the Child Tax Credit?

Related Forms

Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040), Child Tax Credit (PDF)

Related Publications

Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax - Chapter 34, Child Tax Credit - Essential guidance

Publication 972, Child Tax Credit - Detailed guidance

More Information

Child Tax Credit - Frequently Asked Questions