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Publication 17
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Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040)(p224)

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Schedule 8812 contains four parts, but can really be thought of as two sections. Part I is distinct and separate from Parts II–IV.
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If all your children are identified by social security numbers or IRS adoption taxpayer identification numbers and you are not claiming the additional child tax credit, you do not need to complete or attach Schedule 8812 to your tax return.
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Part I(p224)

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You only need to complete Part I if you are claiming the child tax credit for a child identified by an IRS individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). When completing Part I, only answer the questions with regard to children identified by an ITIN; you do not need to complete Part I of Schedule 8812 for any child that is identified by a social security number (SSN) or an IRS adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN). If all the children for whom you checked the box in column 4 of line 6c on your Form 1040 or Form 1040A are identified by an SSN or an ATIN, you do not need to complete Part I of Schedule 8812.
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Parts II–IV(p224)

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Parts II–IV help you figure your additional child tax credit. Generally, you should only complete Parts II–IV if you are instructed to do so after completing the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your tax return instructions or Publication 972. See How to claim the additional child tax credit, earlier.