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/pubs/p972-002.htm#en_us_publink100012091
To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below.
- Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit.
- If you answered "Yes" on line 4 or line 5 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR instructions (or on line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in this publication), 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 Form 1040, line 66; Form 1040A, line 41; or Form 1040NR, line 61.