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Ez 1040 Form 2014

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Ez 1040 Form 2014

Ez 1040 form 2014 34. Ez 1040 form 2014   Child Tax Credit Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Qualifying Child Amount of CreditLimits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Additional Child Tax Credit Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040)Part I Parts II–IV Introduction The child tax credit is a credit that may reduce your tax by as much as $1,000 for each of your qualifying children. Ez 1040 form 2014 The additional child tax credit is a credit you may be able to take if you are not able to claim the full amount of the child tax credit. Ez 1040 form 2014 This chapter explains the following. Ez 1040 form 2014 Who is a qualifying child. Ez 1040 form 2014 The amount of the credit. Ez 1040 form 2014 How to claim the credit. Ez 1040 form 2014 The child tax credit and the additional child tax credit should not be confused with the child and dependent care credit discussed in chapter 32. Ez 1040 form 2014 If you have no tax. Ez 1040 form 2014   Credits, such as the child tax credit or the credit for child and dependent care expenses, are used to reduce tax. Ez 1040 form 2014 If your tax on Form 1040, line 46, or Form 1040A, line 28, is zero, do not figure the child tax credit because there is no tax to reduce. Ez 1040 form 2014 However, you may qualify for the additional child tax credit on line 65 (Form 1040) or line 39 (Form 1040A). Ez 1040 form 2014 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 972 Child Tax Credit Form (and Instructions) Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040) Child Tax Credit W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate 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. Ez 1040 form 2014 S. Ez 1040 form 2014 citizen, a U. Ez 1040 form 2014 S. Ez 1040 form 2014 national, or a resident of the United States. Ez 1040 form 2014 If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. Ez 1040 form 2014 For each qualifying child you must check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c. Ez 1040 form 2014 Example 1. Ez 1040 form 2014 Your son turned 17 on December 30, 2013. Ez 1040 form 2014 He is a citizen of the United States and you claimed him as a dependent on your return. Ez 1040 form 2014 He is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because he was not under age 17 at the end of 2013. Ez 1040 form 2014 Example 2. Ez 1040 form 2014 Your daughter turned 8 years old in 2013. Ez 1040 form 2014 She is not a citizen of the United States, has an ITIN, and lived in Mexico all of 2013. Ez 1040 form 2014 She is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because she was not a resident of the United States for 2013. Ez 1040 form 2014 Filers who have certain child dependents with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Ez 1040 form 2014   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child you identified on your tax return with an ITIN instead of an SSN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). Ez 1040 form 2014   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. Ez 1040 form 2014 To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. Ez 1040 form 2014 For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. Ez 1040 form 2014 S. Ez 1040 form 2014 Tax Guide for Aliens. Ez 1040 form 2014 Adopted child. Ez 1040 form 2014   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Ez 1040 form 2014 An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Ez 1040 form 2014   If you are a U. Ez 1040 form 2014 S. Ez 1040 form 2014 citizen or U. Ez 1040 form 2014 S. Ez 1040 form 2014 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. Ez 1040 form 2014 Exceptions to time lived with you. Ez 1040 form 2014   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. Ez 1040 form 2014 Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as for school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. Ez 1040 form 2014   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. Ez 1040 form 2014 For details, see Residency Test in chapter 3. Ez 1040 form 2014 Qualifying child of more than one person. Ez 1040 form 2014   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. Ez 1040 form 2014 For details, see Special Rule for Qualifying Child of More Than One Person in chapter 3. Ez 1040 form 2014 Amount of Credit The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. Ez 1040 form 2014 Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. Ez 1040 form 2014 The amount on Form 1040, line 46, or Form 1040A, line 28, is less than the credit. Ez 1040 form 2014 If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. Ez 1040 form 2014 But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. Ez 1040 form 2014 See Additional Child Tax Credit , later. Ez 1040 form 2014 Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. Ez 1040 form 2014 Married filing jointly - $110,000. Ez 1040 form 2014 Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) - $75,000. Ez 1040 form 2014 Married filing separately - $55,000. Ez 1040 form 2014 Modified AGI. Ez 1040 form 2014   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. Ez 1040 form 2014 Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from  Puerto Rico. Ez 1040 form 2014 On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. Ez 1040 form 2014 ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. Ez 1040 form 2014 Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Ez 1040 form 2014 Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Ez 1040 form 2014 Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. Ez 1040 form 2014   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. Ez 1040 form 2014 AGI. Ez 1040 form 2014   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22. Ez 1040 form 2014 Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Ez 1040 form 2014 You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ. Ez 1040 form 2014 You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. Ez 1040 form 2014 If you claim the child tax credit with a child identified by an ITIN, you must also file Schedule 8812. Ez 1040 form 2014 To figure your credit, first review the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your Form 1040 or 1040A instructions. Ez 1040 form 2014 If you are instructed to use Publication 972, you may not use the worksheet in your tax return instructions; instead, you must use Publication 972 to figure the credit. Ez 1040 form 2014 If you are not instructed to use Publication 972, you may use the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your Form 1040 or 1040A instructions or Publication 972 to figure the credit. Ez 1040 form 2014 Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. Ez 1040 form 2014 The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. Ez 1040 form 2014 How to claim the additional child tax credit. Ez 1040 form 2014   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. Ez 1040 form 2014 Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. Ez 1040 form 2014 See Claiming the Credit , earlier. Ez 1040 form 2014 If you answered “Yes” on line 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions, or line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in Publication 972, use Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. Ez 1040 form 2014 If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65, or Form 1040A, line 39. Ez 1040 form 2014 Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040) Schedule 8812 contains four parts, but can really be thought of as two sections. Ez 1040 form 2014 Part I is distinct and separate from Parts II–IV. Ez 1040 form 2014 If all your children are identified by social security numbers or IRS adoption taxpayer identification numbers and you are not claiming the additional child tax credit, you do not need to complete or attach Schedule 8812 to your tax return. Ez 1040 form 2014 Part I You only need to complete Part I if you are claiming the child tax credit for a child identified by an IRS individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Ez 1040 form 2014 When completing Part I, only answer the questions with regard to children identified by an ITIN; you do not need to complete Part I of Schedule 8812 for any child that is identified by a social security number (SSN) or an IRS adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN). Ez 1040 form 2014 If all the children for whom you checked the box in column 4 of line 6c on your Form 1040 or Form 1040A are identified by an SSN or an ATIN, you do not need to complete Part I of Schedule 8812. Ez 1040 form 2014 Parts II–IV Parts II–IV help you figure your additional child tax credit. Ez 1040 form 2014 Generally, you should only complete Parts II–IV if you are instructed to do so after completing the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your tax return instructions or Publication 972. 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