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/p17-181.htm#en_us_publink1000174549
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 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions or line 9 or 10 in the 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 65, Form 1040, or line 42, Form 1040A.