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Amend taxes online Publication 972 - Main Content Table of Contents Child Tax CreditQualifying Child Limits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Earned Income Additional Child Tax Credit How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Child Tax Credit This credit is for people who have a qualifying child as defined later. Amend taxes online It is in addition to the credit for child and dependent care expenses (on Form 1040, line 48; Form 1040A, line 29; or Form 1040NR, line 46) and the earned income credit (on Form 1040, line 64a; or Form 1040A, line 38a). Amend taxes online The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. Amend taxes online Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, Lived with you for more than half of 2013 (see Exceptions to time lived with you , later), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and Was a U. Amend taxes online S. Amend taxes online citizen, a U. Amend taxes online S. Amend taxes online national, or a U. Amend taxes online S. Amend taxes online resident alien. Amend taxes online For more information, see Publication 519, U. Amend taxes online S. Amend taxes online Tax Guide for Aliens. Amend taxes online If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. Amend taxes online For each qualifying child, you must either check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c, column (4); or Form 1040NR, line 7c, column (4). Amend taxes online Example. Amend taxes online Your 10-year-old nephew lives in Mexico and qualifies as your dependent. Amend taxes online Because he is not a U. Amend taxes online S. Amend taxes online citizen, U. Amend taxes online S. Amend taxes online national, or U. Amend taxes online S. Amend taxes online resident alien, he is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Amend taxes online Filers who have certain child dependents with an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Amend taxes online   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child identified on your tax return with an ITIN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). Amend taxes online   Although a child may be your dependent, you may only claim a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a dependent who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States. Amend taxes online To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. Amend taxes online For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. Amend taxes online S. Amend taxes online Tax Guide for Aliens. Amend taxes online Adopted child. Amend taxes online   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Amend taxes online An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Amend taxes online   If you are a U. Amend taxes online S. Amend taxes online citizen or U. Amend taxes online S. Amend taxes online national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household in 2013, that child meets condition (7) above to be a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Amend taxes online Exceptions to time lived with you. Amend taxes online    A child is considered to have lived with you for more than half of 2013 if the child was born or died in 2013 and your home was this child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive. Amend taxes online Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. Amend taxes online   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. Amend taxes online For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. Amend taxes online Qualifying child of more than one person. Amend taxes online   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. Amend taxes online For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. Amend taxes online Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. Amend taxes online The amount on Form 1040, line 46; Form 1040A, line 28; or Form 1040NR, line 44, is less than the credit. Amend taxes online If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. Amend taxes online But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. Amend taxes online See Additional Child Tax Credit, later. Amend taxes online Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. Amend taxes online Married filing jointly – $110,000. Amend taxes online Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) – $75,000. Amend taxes online Married filing separately – $55,000. Amend taxes online Modified AGI. Amend taxes online   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. Amend taxes online Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from Puerto Rico. Amend taxes online On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. Amend taxes online ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. Amend taxes online Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Amend taxes online Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Amend taxes online Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. Amend taxes online   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. Amend taxes online AGI. Amend taxes online   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37. Amend taxes online Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. Amend taxes online You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. Amend taxes online You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. Amend taxes online Earned Income You will need to figure your earned income using one of the worksheets that appear later in this publication if you are completing the Line 11 Worksheet , later, or Schedule 8812. Amend taxes online Form 1040 or Form 1040NR filers, use the 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet , later, to figure your earned income. Amend taxes online Form 1040A filers, use the 1040A Filers —- Earned Income Worksheet , later. Amend taxes online For this purpose, earned income includes only: Taxable earned income, and Nontaxable combat pay. Amend taxes online Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. Amend taxes online The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. Amend taxes online How to claim the additional child tax credit. Amend taxes online   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. Amend taxes online Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. Amend taxes online If you answered “Yes” on line 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR instructions (or on line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in this publication), use Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. Amend taxes online If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65; Form 1040A, line 39; or Form 1040NR, line 63. Amend taxes online Child Tax Credit Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amend taxes online Please click the link to view the image. Amend taxes online Child tax worksheet - page 1. Amend taxes online Child Tax Credit Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amend taxes online Please click the link to view the image. Amend taxes online Child tax worksheet - page 2. Amend taxes online Line 11 Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amend taxes online Please click the link to view the image. Amend taxes online Line 11 worksheet - page 1. Amend taxes online Line 11 Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amend taxes online Please click the link to view the image. Amend taxes online Line 11 worksheet - page 2. Amend taxes online 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit) Before you begin:    ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication or line  4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit. Amend taxes online  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. Amend taxes online  ✓If married filing jointly, include your spouse's amounts with yours when completing this worksheet. Amend taxes online     1. Amend taxes online a. Amend taxes online Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 7, or Form 1040NR, line 8 1a. Amend taxes online     b. Amend taxes online Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. Amend taxes online Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. Amend taxes online This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. Amend taxes online 1b. Amend taxes online       Next, if you are filing Schedule C, C-EZ, F, or SE, or you received a Schedule K-1 (Form 1065 or Form 1065-B), go to line 2a. Amend taxes online Otherwise, skip lines 2a through 2e and go to line 3. Amend taxes online     2. Amend taxes online a. Amend taxes online Enter any statutory employee income reported on line 1 of Schedule C or C-EZ 2a. Amend taxes online     b. Amend taxes online Enter any net profit or (loss) from Schedule C, line 31; Schedule C-EZ, line 3; Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (other than farming); and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B), box 9, code J1. Amend taxes online * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Amend taxes online Do not include on this line any statutory employee income or any other amounts exempt from self-employment tax. Amend taxes online Options and commodities dealers must add any gain or subtract any loss (in the normal course of dealing in or trading section 1256 contracts) from section 1256 contracts or related property 2b. Amend taxes online     c. Amend taxes online Enter any net farm profit or (loss) from Schedule F, line 34, and from farm partnerships, Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A. Amend taxes online * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Amend taxes online Do not include on this line any amounts exempt from self-employment tax 2c. Amend taxes online         d. Amend taxes online If you used the farm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment, enter the amount from Schedule SE, Section B, line 15. Amend taxes online Otherwise, skip this line and enter on line 2e the amount from line 2c 2d. Amend taxes online         e. Amend taxes online If line 2c is a profit, enter the smaller of line 2c or line 2d. Amend taxes online If line 2c is a (loss), enter the (loss) from line 2c. Amend taxes online 2e. Amend taxes online   3. Amend taxes online Combine lines 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, and 2e. Amend taxes online If zero or less, stop. Amend taxes online Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. Amend taxes online Instead, enter -0- on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, whichever applies 3. Amend taxes online   4. Amend taxes online Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:               a. Amend taxes online A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 4a. Amend taxes online         b. Amend taxes online For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR) 4b. Amend taxes online         c. Amend taxes online A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR). Amend taxes online This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. Amend taxes online If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity. Amend taxes online 4c. Amend taxes online       5. Amend taxes online a. Amend taxes online Enter any amount included on line 3 that is also included on Form 2555, line 43, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18. Amend taxes online Do not include any amount that is also included on line 4a, 4b, or 4c above 5a. Amend taxes online             b. Amend taxes online Enter the portion, if any, of the amount from Form 2555, line 44 that you also included on Schedule E in partnership net income or (loss) or deducted on Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27; Schedule C; Schedule C-EZ; or Schedule F. Amend taxes online 5b. Amend taxes online             c. Amend taxes online Subtract line 5b from line 5a 5c. Amend taxes online       6. Amend taxes online Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27 6. Amend taxes online       7. Amend taxes online Add lines 4a through 4c, 5c, and 6 7. Amend taxes online   8. Amend taxes online Subtract line 7 from line 3 8. Amend taxes online       If you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet, enter this amount on line 2 of that worksheet. Amend taxes online If you were sent here from Schedule 8812, enter this amount on line 4a of that form. Amend taxes online     *If you have any Schedule K-1 amounts and you are not required to file Schedule SE, complete the appropriate line(s) of Schedule SE, Section A. Amend taxes online Put your name and social security number on Schedule SE and attach it to your return. Amend taxes online                     1040A Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet) Before you begin:   ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication. Amend taxes online  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. Amend taxes online               1. Amend taxes online a. Amend taxes online Enter the amount from Form 1040A, line 7 1a. Amend taxes online         b. Amend taxes online Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. Amend taxes online Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. Amend taxes online This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. Amend taxes online 1b. Amend taxes online         c. Amend taxes online Add lines 1a and 1b. Amend taxes online     1c. Amend taxes online   2. Amend taxes online Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:           a. Amend taxes online A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 2a. Amend taxes online         b. Amend taxes online For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A) 2b. Amend taxes online         c. Amend taxes online A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A). Amend taxes online This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. Amend taxes online If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity 2c. Amend taxes online       3. Amend taxes online Add lines 2a through 2c 3. Amend taxes online   4. Amend taxes online Subtract line 3 from line 1c. Amend taxes online Enter the result here and on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet 4. Amend taxes online                 Additional Medicare Tax and RRTA Tax Worksheet (for line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet) If your employer withheld or you paid Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 1 RRTA taxes, use this worksheet to figure the amount to enter on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. Amend taxes online Social security tax, Medicare tax, and Additional Medicare Tax on wages. Amend taxes online 1. Amend taxes online Enter the social security tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 4) 1. Amend taxes online   2. Amend taxes online Enter the Medicare tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 6). Amend taxes online Box 6 includes any Additional Medicare Tax 2. Amend taxes online   3. Amend taxes online Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on wages (Form 8959, line 7) 3. Amend taxes online   4. Amend taxes online Add lines 1, 2, and 3 4. Amend taxes online   5. Amend taxes online Enter the Additional Medicare Tax withheld (Form 8959, line 22) 5. Amend taxes online   6. Amend taxes online Subtract line 5 from line 4 6. Amend taxes online   Additional Medicare Tax on Self-Employment Income. Amend taxes online 7. Amend taxes online Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on self-employment income (one-half of Form 8959, line 13) 7. Amend taxes online   Tier 1 RRTA taxes as an employee of a railroad (enter amounts on lines 8, 9, 10, and 11) or employee representative (enter amounts on lines 12, 13, 14, and 15). Amend taxes online Do not include amounts in Form W-2, box 14, that are identified as Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 2 tax. Amend taxes online Do not include amounts shown on Form CT-2 on line 3 for Additional Medicare Tax or line 4 for Tier 2 tax. Amend taxes online 8. Amend taxes online Enter the Tier 1 tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 8. Amend taxes online   9. Amend taxes online Enter the Medicare tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 9. Amend taxes online   10. Amend taxes online Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee (Form 8959, line 17). Amend taxes online Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 14 10. Amend taxes online   11. Amend taxes online Add lines 8, 9, and 10 11. Amend taxes online   12. Amend taxes online Enter one-half of Tier 1 tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 1, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 12. Amend taxes online   13. Amend taxes online Enter one-half of Tier 1 Medicare tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 2, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 13. Amend taxes online   14. Amend taxes online Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee representative (one-half of Form 8959, line 17). Amend taxes online Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 10 14. Amend taxes online   15. Amend taxes online Add lines 12, 13, and 14 15. 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Amend taxes online Books or records relating to a form, its instructions, or this publication must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. Amend taxes online Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by section 6103. Amend taxes online   The average time and expenses required to complete these worksheets will vary depending on individual circumstances. Amend taxes online For the estimated averages, see the instructions for your income tax return. Amend taxes online   If you have suggestions for making these worksheets simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. Amend taxes online See Comments and suggestions , earlier. 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