March 13, 2020
If you have dependents who don't qualify for the Child Tax Credit, you may be able to claim the Credit for Other Dependents. The maximum credit amount is $500 for each dependent who meets certain conditions. These, include:
- Dependents who are age 17 or older.
- Dependents who have individual taxpayer identification numbers.
- Dependent parents or other qualifying relatives supported by the taxpayer.
- Dependents living with the taxpayer who aren't related to the taxpayer.
The credit begins to phase out when your income is more than $200,000. This phaseout begins for married couples filing a joint tax return at $400,000.
You can claim this credit if:
- You claim the person as a dependent on your return.
- You cannot use the dependent to claim the Child Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit.
- The dependent is a U.S. citizen, national or resident alien.
You can find out more by reading Publication 972, Child Tax Credit.
To find out if your eligible, use the Interactive Tax Assistant on IRS.gov.