This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. taxmap/pub17/p17-180.htm#en_us_publink100034983
To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below.
- Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. See Claiming the Credit, earlier.
- If you answered "Yes" on line 4 or line 5 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 Form 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit.
- If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Form 8812, carry it to line 66, Form 1040, or line 41, Form 1040A.