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Publication 17
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Additional Child Tax Credit(p225)

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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/p17-174.htm#en_us_publink1000174549

How to claim the additional child tax credit.(p225)

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To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below.
  1. Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. See Claiming the Credit, earlier.
  2. If you answered "Yes" on line 9 or line 10 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.
  3. If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Form 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65, or Form 1040A, line 42.