The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child.taxmap/pub17/p17-179.htm#en_us_publink1000174542
You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies.
- The amount on line 46, Form 1040, or line 28, Form 1040A, is less than the credit. If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. See Additional Child Tax Credit, later.
- Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is above the amount shown below for your filing status.
- Married filing jointly - $110,000.
- Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) - $75,000.
- Married filing separately - $55,000.
For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you.
- Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from
Puerto Rico. On the dotted line next to line 38, Form 1040, enter the amount excluded and identify as "EPRI." Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return.
- Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income.
- Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion.
- Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa.
If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI.taxmap/pub17/p17-179.htm#en_us_publink1000174545
Your AGI is the amount on line 38, Form 1040, or line 22, Form 1040A.