|Child tax credit
Generally, to qualify for the child tax credit, your dependent must:
Enter the number of dependents that meet these requirements. Your ability to claim the credit depends on your income level, but you do not need to consider this factor--we will estimate the amount of the credit you are entitled to, if any, based on your income.
- Be under age 17, and a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. resident alien
- Be your son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendent of such individual. Adopted children and foster children may qualify
- Have the same home as you for more than half the year (temporary absences due to special circumstances may not count as absences)