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Turbotax for students free 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. Turbotax for students free 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). Turbotax for students free The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. Turbotax for students free 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. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free citizen, a U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free national, or a U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free resident alien. Turbotax for students free For more information, see Publication 519, U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free Tax Guide for Aliens. Turbotax for students free If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. Turbotax for students free 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). Turbotax for students free Example. Turbotax for students free Your 10-year-old nephew lives in Mexico and qualifies as your dependent. Turbotax for students free Because he is not a U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free citizen, U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free national, or U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free resident alien, he is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Turbotax for students free Filers who have certain child dependents with an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). 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Turbotax for students free But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. Turbotax for students free See Additional Child Tax Credit, later. Turbotax for students free Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. Turbotax for students free Married filing jointly – $110,000. Turbotax for students free Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) – $75,000. Turbotax for students free Married filing separately – $55,000. Turbotax for students free Modified AGI. Turbotax for students free   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. Turbotax for students free Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from Puerto Rico. Turbotax for students free On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. Turbotax for students free ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. Turbotax for students free Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Turbotax for students free Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Turbotax for students free Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. Turbotax for students free   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. Turbotax for students free AGI. Turbotax for students free   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37. Turbotax for students free Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. Turbotax for students free You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. 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Turbotax for students free The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. Turbotax for students free How to claim the additional child tax credit. Turbotax for students free   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. Turbotax for students free Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. Turbotax for students free 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. Turbotax for students free 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. Turbotax for students free Child Tax Credit Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. 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Turbotax for students free 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. Turbotax for students free  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. Turbotax for students free  ✓If married filing jointly, include your spouse's amounts with yours when completing this worksheet. Turbotax for students free     1. Turbotax for students free a. Turbotax for students free Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 7, or Form 1040NR, line 8 1a. Turbotax for students free     b. Turbotax for students free Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. Turbotax for students free Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. Turbotax for students free This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. Turbotax for students free 1b. Turbotax for students free       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. Turbotax for students free Otherwise, skip lines 2a through 2e and go to line 3. Turbotax for students free     2. Turbotax for students free a. Turbotax for students free Enter any statutory employee income reported on line 1 of Schedule C or C-EZ 2a. Turbotax for students free     b. Turbotax for students free 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. Turbotax for students free * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Turbotax for students free Do not include on this line any statutory employee income or any other amounts exempt from self-employment tax. Turbotax for students free 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. Turbotax for students free     c. Turbotax for students free 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. Turbotax for students free * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Turbotax for students free Do not include on this line any amounts exempt from self-employment tax 2c. Turbotax for students free         d. Turbotax for students free If you used the farm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment, enter the amount from Schedule SE, Section B, line 15. Turbotax for students free Otherwise, skip this line and enter on line 2e the amount from line 2c 2d. Turbotax for students free         e. Turbotax for students free If line 2c is a profit, enter the smaller of line 2c or line 2d. Turbotax for students free If line 2c is a (loss), enter the (loss) from line 2c. Turbotax for students free 2e. Turbotax for students free   3. Turbotax for students free Combine lines 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, and 2e. Turbotax for students free If zero or less, stop. Turbotax for students free Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. Turbotax for students free Instead, enter -0- on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, whichever applies 3. Turbotax for students free   4. Turbotax for students free Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:               a. 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Turbotax for students free Social security tax, Medicare tax, and Additional Medicare Tax on wages. Turbotax for students free 1. Turbotax for students free Enter the social security tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 4) 1. Turbotax for students free   2. Turbotax for students free Enter the Medicare tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 6). Turbotax for students free Box 6 includes any Additional Medicare Tax 2. Turbotax for students free   3. Turbotax for students free Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on wages (Form 8959, line 7) 3. Turbotax for students free   4. Turbotax for students free Add lines 1, 2, and 3 4. Turbotax for students free   5. Turbotax for students free Enter the Additional Medicare Tax withheld (Form 8959, line 22) 5. Turbotax for students free   6. Turbotax for students free Subtract line 5 from line 4 6. Turbotax for students free   Additional Medicare Tax on Self-Employment Income. Turbotax for students free 7. 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Turbotax for students free Publication 570 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future developments. Turbotax for students free What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Turbotax for students free Tax questions. Turbotax for students free Useful Items - You may want to see: Future developments. Turbotax for students free For information about any additional changes to the 2013 tax law affecting Pub. Turbotax for students free 570, please go to www. Turbotax for students free irs. Turbotax for students free gov/pub570. Turbotax for students free What's New Maximum income subject to social security tax. Turbotax for students free . Turbotax for students free  For 2013, the maximum amount of self-employment income subject to social security is $113,700. Turbotax for students free Optional methods to figure net earnings. Turbotax for students free . Turbotax for students free  For 2013, the maximum income for using the optional methods is $4,640. Turbotax for students free Additional Medicare Tax. Turbotax for students free  Beginning in 2013, you may be required to pay Additional Medicare Tax. Turbotax for students free Also, you may need to report Additional Medicare Tax withheld by your employer. Turbotax for students free For more information, see Additional Medicare Tax under Special Rules for Completing Your U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free Tax Return in chapter 4. Turbotax for students free Net Investment Income Tax. Turbotax for students free  Beginning in 2013, the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) imposes a 3. Turbotax for students free 8% tax on the lesser of an individual's net investment income or the excess of the individual's modified adjusted gross income over a specified threshold amount. Turbotax for students free Bona fide residents of Puerto Rico and American Samoa who have a federal income tax return filing obligation may be liable for the NIIT if the taxpayer's modified adjusted gross income from non-territory sources exceeds a specified threshold amount. Turbotax for students free Also, bona fide residents must take into account any additional tax liability associated with the NIIT when calculating their estimated tax payments. Turbotax for students free The NIIT does not apply to any individual who is a nonresident alien with respect to the United States. Turbotax for students free For more information, see Net Investment Income Tax under Bona Fide Resident of American Samoa and Bona Fide Resident of Puerto Rico in chapter 3. Turbotax for students free Reminders Individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs) for aliens. Turbotax for students free  If you are a nonresident or resident alien and you do not have and are not eligible to get a social security number (SSN), you must apply for an ITIN. Turbotax for students free For details on how to do so, see Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, and its instructions. Turbotax for students free Allow 6 weeks for the IRS to notify you of your ITIN (8-10 weeks if submitted during peak processing periods (January 15 through April 30) or if you are filing from overseas). Turbotax for students free If you already have an ITIN, enter it wherever your SSN is requested on your tax return. Turbotax for students free Effective January 1, 2013, the IRS implemented new procedures that affect the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) application process. Turbotax for students free The documentation requirements for individuals seeking an ITIN, have been superseded by these changes. Turbotax for students free Authorized representatives are required to complete forensic training and submit the certificate of completion to the IRS no later than January 31, 2014. Turbotax for students free Taxpayers and their representatives should review these program changes, which are further explained in the Frequently Asked Questions at www. Turbotax for students free irs. Turbotax for students free gov/Individuals/Individual-Taxpayer-Identification-Number-(ITIN), before requesting an ITIN. Turbotax for students free An ITIN is for tax use only. Turbotax for students free It does not entitle you to social security benefits or change your employment or immigration status under U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free law. Turbotax for students free Electronic filing. Turbotax for students free . Turbotax for students free  You can e-file Form 1040-SS. Turbotax for students free For general information about  electronic filing, visit www. Turbotax for students free irs. Turbotax for students free gov/efile. Turbotax for students free Earned income credit (EIC). Turbotax for students free  Generally, if you are a bona fide resident of a U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free possession, you cannot claim the EIC on your U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free tax return. Turbotax for students free However, certain U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free possessions may allow bona fide residents to claim the EIC on their possession tax return. Turbotax for students free To claim the EIC on your U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free tax return, your home (and your spouse's if filing a joint return) must have been in the United States for more than half the year. Turbotax for students free If you have a child, the child must have lived with you in the United States for more than half the year. Turbotax for students free For this purpose, the United States includes only the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Turbotax for students free Special rules apply to military personnel stationed outside the United States. Turbotax for students free For more information on this credit, see Publication 596, Earned Income Credit. Turbotax for students free Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets. Turbotax for students free  If you have specified foreign financial assets in foreign jurisdictions valued above certain threshold dollar amounts, you may have to file Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets, when you file your U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free income tax return with the IRS. Turbotax for students free If you are required to file Form 8938, you do not have to report certain specified foreign financial assets on Form 8938. Turbotax for students free See Bona fide resident of a U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free possession, in the Instructions for Form 8938 for more details. Turbotax for students free For additional details, go to the page for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) at www. Turbotax for students free irs. Turbotax for students free gov/businesses/corporations/article/0,,id=236667,00. Turbotax for students free html. Turbotax for students free If you do not have to file a federal income tax return with the United States, you are not required to file a Form 8938 with the IRS. Turbotax for students free Change of address. Turbotax for students free  If you change your mailing address, use Form 8822, Change of Address, to notify the Internal Revenue Service and U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free possession tax administration, if appropriate. Turbotax for students free Mail Form 8822 to the Internal Revenue Service Center or U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free possession tax administration for your old address (addresses for the Service Centers are on the back of the form). Turbotax for students free If you change your address before filing your tax return, write the new address in the appropriate boxes of your tax return when you file. Turbotax for students free Photographs of missing children. Turbotax for students free  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Turbotax for students free Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Turbotax for students free You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Turbotax for students free Introduction This publication discusses how to treat income received from the following U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free possessions on your tax return(s). Turbotax for students free American Samoa. Turbotax for students free The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico). Turbotax for students free The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Turbotax for students free Guam. Turbotax for students free The U. Turbotax for students free S. Turbotax for students free Virgin Islands (USVI). Turbotax for students free Unless stated otherwise, when the term “possession” is used in this publication, it includes the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands. Turbotax for students free Chapter 1 discusses the requirements for being considered a bona fide resident of the listed possessions. Turbotax for students free Chapter 2 gives the rules for determining if your income is from sources within, or effectively connected with a trade or business in, those possessions. 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