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Publication 972, Child 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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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 31-Aug-2016