A Guide to Child Tax Benefits

The Child Tax Credit was extended until 2012 and you may be able to reduce your federal income tax by up to $1,000 for each qualifying child.  Check out our Child Tax Benefit Infographic to see if you qualify for this and other tax deductions and credits.

A Guide to Child Tax Benefits
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  1. Thanks , I’ve just been looking for info about this topic for ages and yours is the greatest I have discovered so far. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

    • Hi,
      I’m glad you enjoyed the infographic. Please check back for more interesting topics.
      Thank you,
      Lisa Greene-Lewis

  2. My 2010 taxes never got filed and I need to file them. I am thinking about doing my own taxes this year thru turbo tax. I will be doing regular W-2’s with Homebased business. I have never done my taxes before by myself, but will be doing them myself this year thru turbo tax. BUT, how do I enter 2010?? I have gone to the same accountant for many years but the last couple years she has me qualifying for less and less deductions… So, I want to do them myself to see where she’s coming from.

    • Hi Angela,
      You can do your 2010 taxes with TurboTax no problem. If you have w-2s and a homebased business I would use TurboTax Deluxe. You will be easily guided through the interview and TurboTax will make entries on the appropriate tax forms per your information entered. You can get a download of 2010 from our website http://turbotax.intuit.com/
      Thank you,
      Lisa Greene-Lewis

  3. I have the same problem. We are filing jointly with joint W-2 income of $78,701.00, so the income limit doesn’t seem to apply. We got the child tax credit for my 14 yr old disabled child, but my 16 yr. old fully supported high school student with no income is being treated as unqualified for the addition child tax credit, even though he was eligible last year. He’s been living with both of us (his parents) for the whole year in our joint household. Went back through and checked the dependency questions; nothing seems to be amiss. Could it be a software glitch?

    • Hi Guy,
      I just input your scenario you are giving me and I received the credit for both dependents, however I don’t have all of your deduction details. You also have to note, that the credit is limited to how much tax you owe. I would go back through and make absolutely sure that you didn’t miss any questions related to support and if someone else can claim your child as a dependent. Also make sure that your child was 16 the entire year. If it is still not correct please go to a live tax expert from your tax return so they can talk to you live or do a live look at your screen.
      Thank you,
      Lisa Greene-Lewis

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  4. WHY IS IT IN 2010 TAX YR I GOT THE ADDITIONAL CHILD TAX CREDIT #65 on form 1040 BUT IN THE 2011 TAX YR. I’M NOT ABLE TO GET IT, I DON’T UNDERSTAND. MY CHILD IS 17 STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL DOESN’T HAVE A JOB IS FULLY SUPPORTED BY ME

    • Hi T. Strout,
      Please go back through the interview and make sure nothing has been left out regarding the dependency questions. Make sure you have included the social security number, birth date, questions regarding dependency, also check your income against income limitations. When you are going through the interview also make sure you mark even a question that you would answer “none of the above” do not leave it blank.
      Thank you,
      Lisa Greene-Lewis

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