You may qualify for the Child Tax Credit as long as a dependent child is under age 17. If you have to pay for a caregiver so you can work, you may be eligible for the Child and Dependent Care Credit until a child is 13 years old.When does Child Tax Credit phase out?
The Child Tax Credit is available to taxpayers who have children who are under age 17 at the end of the tax year. For 2020, this means that any children who reach their 17 th birthday prior to January 1, 2021 are not eligible for the credit.When did child tax credit change?
The child tax credit was enacted in 1997 to reduce the tax burden of filers with children. It was expanded in the 2001 tax relief (EGTRRA) for ten years, and extended for an additional two years by the 2010 tax act (TRUIRJCA).Who qualifies for new child tax credit?
To be eligible for the Child Tax Credit, the child or dependent must: be 16 years or younger by the end of the tax year; be a US citizen, national, or resident alien; have lived with the taxpayer for more than half of the tax year. be claimed as a dependent on the federal tax return.