Child Tax Credit

Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit can lower the amount of income tax you owe and increase any refund you might receive. The benefit can be as high as $1,000 per child. Information is available in IRS Publication 972. The tax credit application form and the IRS Publication are available at: www.irs.gov or by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or 1-800-829-1040.

 

Eligibility requirements are fully explained in IRS Publication 972, or in the Form 1040 or 1040A Instructions, and include the following:

  • The child must be 17 years of age or younger by the end of the tax year
  • The child must be a U.S. citizen, resident, or national