About Publication 972, Child Tax Credit

Publication 972 contains a worksheet to help taxpayers figure their child tax credit if they have 3 or more children; have foreign earned income; meet a specific income requirement; or claim certain adoption or mortgage tax credit. 

The purpose of this publication is:

  • To figure the child tax credit you claim on Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR; and
  • To figure the amount of earned income you enter on Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040), Child Tax Credit.

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