Tax relief for parents

Child Tax Credit (CTC) | NYC Department of Consumer Affairs / IRS

Cash & Expenses Everyone

CTC allows people with qualifying children to lessen their federal income tax by up to $1,000. You can claim both CTC and the credit for Child and Dependent Care expenses.

  • File your taxes by April 15, 2019
  • The child or dependent must be a US citizen or resident and must have lived with you for over half the year to qualify
  • You can claim your child, stepchild, adopted child, foster child, grandchild, or great-grandchild
  • If you have siblings, step-siblings, or half-siblings that live with you, you can also claim them
  • If you qualify, the government mails your refund or deposits it into your bank account
  • Refunds for filers who claim CTC will not be distributed until February 15


Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for Child Tax Credit you should be able to answer yes to these questions:

  • Do you have a child or dependent who is under 17 years old?
  • Is your dependent a US citizen, a US national, or a permanent resident?
  • Has your dependent lived with you for over half of the year?
  • Is your dependent claimed on your tax return?

 


What Will I Need to Apply?

To claim the credits, you will need to gather the following documents for all person listed on your tax return:

  • Identity and age: such as a photo ID, driver’s license, IDNYC, passport, naturalization certificate.
  • Your income (if any): forms W-2, 1099s, or income and expense records if you are self-employed.
  • All records of expenses, including if you own or run a business or farm.
  • Social Security cards or Social Security number verification letter.
  • Copies of last year’s federal and state returns (if you have them)
  • Dependent care information: provider’s name, address, and ID number (EIN or SSN).
  • Proof of Health Insurance coverage for all family members. Forms 1095-A, B or C.

 


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