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What Is the IRS Form 8812?
If you have children and a low tax bill, you may need IRS Form 8812 to claim all of your child tax credit. Here are the details. Read more…

What is the Additional Child Tax Credit?
If you can't claim the full Child Tax Credit because you owe less tax than the available credit, you may be able to claim up to $1,400 as the refundable Additional Child Tax Credit. Read more…

7 Requirements for the Child Tax Credit
The Child Tax Credit can significantly reduce your tax bill if you meet all seven requirements: 1. age, 2. relationship, 3. support, 4. dependent status, 5. citizenship, 6. length of residency and 7. family income. You and/or your child must pass all seven to claim this tax credit. Read more…

Dependent Tax Deduction: Tax Exemptions and Deductions for Families
Since 2017, there have been changes to many areas of taxation, including claiming dependents and the deductions and credits that go along with claiming them. Here's what to know about the dependent tax deduction and related credits to better navigate your family's taxes. Read more…

Child Tax Credit
Tax reform has caused some changes to the rules for the Child Tax Credit in recent years. Here's how to know whether you qualify for this credit. Read more…

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