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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


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 18-Jan-2017