Child Tax Credit Worksheet

Child Tax Credit Worksheet

We are going to work our way through the child tax credit worksheet. So many questions come in pertaining to the child tax credit. The first thing I will stress is the child must be under the age of 17 by the end of the year. If your qualifying child turned 17 on December 31, then you are not eligible to claim the tax credit for this dependent.

Child Tax Credit for Qualifying Children

What is a qualifying child? When it comes to the child tax credit, qualifications for being claimed as a child can be tricky to understand.

Here are the qualifications for being claimed as a child for the child tax credit:

1.The child is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, sister, brother, stepsister, stepbrother, or a descendant of any of them

2.The child must be UNDER the age of 17 by the end of the year

3.The child did not provide half of his or her own support for the year

4.The child must be claimed as a dependent on your income tax return

5.The child had to live with you for more than half of the year (exceptions apply)

6.The child is a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national, or a U.S. resident alien (adopted note below)