Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents Worksheet—(continued)

Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents Worksheet—(continued)

Summary: This is a continuation of the Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents Worksheet from the previous page.

Before you begin Part 2: Figure the amount of any credits you are claiming on Schedule 3, Form 5695, Part II*; Form 8910; Form 8936; or Schedule R.

Part 2

The line items to be completed are:

"9. Enter the amount from Form 1040or 1040-SR, line 12b."field
"10. Add any amounts from:"
"Schedule 3, line 1 plus (blank text field)"
"Schedule 3, line 2 plus (blank text field)"
"Schedule 3, line 3 plus (blank text field)"
"Schedule 3, line 4 plus (blank text field)"
"Form 5695, line 30* plus (blank text field)"
"Form 8910, line 15* plus (blank text field)"
"Form 8936, line 23 plus (blank text field)"
"Schedule R, line 22 plus (blank text field)"
* If applicable.
"Enter the total."field
"11. Are the amounts on lines 9 and 10 the same?"
"Yes. STOP. You can’t take this credit because there is not tax to reduce. However, you may be able to take the additional child tax credit if line 1 is more than zero. See the TIP below." checkbox
"No. Subtract line 10 from line 9." checkbox, field
"12. Is the amount on line 8 more than the amount on line 11?"
"Yes. Enter the amount from line 11. Also, you may be able to take the additional child tax credit if line 1 is more than zero. See the TIP below." checkbox, field
"No. Enter the amount from line 8." checkbox, field
"This is your child tax credit and credit for other dependents. Enter this amount on Form 1040, line 13a"

TIP. You may be able to take the additional child tax credit on Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 18b, if you answered "Yes" on line 11 or line 12 above.

  • First, complete your Form 1040 or 1040-SR through line 18a (also complete Schedule 3, line 11).

  • Then, use Schedule 8812 to figure any additional child tax credit.

Caution: If your child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a year after 2015 was reduced or disallowed, see "Form 8862, who must file" to find out if you must file Form 8863 to take the credit for 2019.