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1040 easy form 2014 34. 1040 easy form 2014   Child Tax Credit Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Qualifying Child Amount of CreditLimits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Additional Child Tax Credit Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040)Part I Parts II–IV Introduction The child tax credit is a credit that may reduce your tax by as much as $1,000 for each of your qualifying children. 1040 easy form 2014 The additional child tax credit is a credit you may be able to take if you are not able to claim the full amount of the child tax credit. 1040 easy form 2014 This chapter explains the following. 1040 easy form 2014 Who is a qualifying child. 1040 easy form 2014 The amount of the credit. 1040 easy form 2014 How to claim the credit. 1040 easy form 2014 The child tax credit and the additional child tax credit should not be confused with the child and dependent care credit discussed in chapter 32. 1040 easy form 2014 If you have no tax. 1040 easy form 2014   Credits, such as the child tax credit or the credit for child and dependent care expenses, are used to reduce tax. 1040 easy form 2014 If your tax on Form 1040, line 46, or Form 1040A, line 28, is zero, do not figure the child tax credit because there is no tax to reduce. 1040 easy form 2014 However, you may qualify for the additional child tax credit on line 65 (Form 1040) or line 39 (Form 1040A). 1040 easy form 2014 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 972 Child Tax Credit Form (and Instructions) Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040) Child Tax Credit W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, Lived with you for more than half of 2013 (see Exceptions to time lived with you , later), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and Was a U. 1040 easy form 2014 S. 1040 easy form 2014 citizen, a U. 1040 easy form 2014 S. 1040 easy form 2014 national, or a resident of the United States. 1040 easy form 2014 If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. 1040 easy form 2014 For each qualifying child you must check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c. 1040 easy form 2014 Example 1. 1040 easy form 2014 Your son turned 17 on December 30, 2013. 1040 easy form 2014 He is a citizen of the United States and you claimed him as a dependent on your return. 1040 easy form 2014 He is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because he was not under age 17 at the end of 2013. 1040 easy form 2014 Example 2. 1040 easy form 2014 Your daughter turned 8 years old in 2013. 1040 easy form 2014 She is not a citizen of the United States, has an ITIN, and lived in Mexico all of 2013. 1040 easy form 2014 She is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because she was not a resident of the United States for 2013. 1040 easy form 2014 Filers who have certain child dependents with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). 1040 easy form 2014   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child you identified on your tax return with an ITIN instead of an SSN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). 1040 easy form 2014   Although a child may be your dependent, you may only claim a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a dependent who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States. 1040 easy form 2014 To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. 1040 easy form 2014 For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. 1040 easy form 2014 S. 1040 easy form 2014 Tax Guide for Aliens. 1040 easy form 2014 Adopted child. 1040 easy form 2014   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. 1040 easy form 2014 An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. 1040 easy form 2014   If you are a U. 1040 easy form 2014 S. 1040 easy form 2014 citizen or U. 1040 easy form 2014 S. 1040 easy form 2014 national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household in 2013, that child meets condition (7) above to be a qualifying child for the child tax credit. 1040 easy form 2014 Exceptions to time lived with you. 1040 easy form 2014   A child is considered to have lived with you for more than half of 2013 if the child was born or died in 2013 and your home was this child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive. 1040 easy form 2014 Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as for school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. 1040 easy form 2014   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. 1040 easy form 2014 For details, see Residency Test in chapter 3. 1040 easy form 2014 Qualifying child of more than one person. 1040 easy form 2014   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. 1040 easy form 2014 For details, see Special Rule for Qualifying Child of More Than One Person in chapter 3. 1040 easy form 2014 Amount of Credit The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. 1040 easy form 2014 Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. 1040 easy form 2014 The amount on Form 1040, line 46, or Form 1040A, line 28, is less than the credit. 1040 easy form 2014 If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. 1040 easy form 2014 But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. 1040 easy form 2014 See Additional Child Tax Credit , later. 1040 easy form 2014 Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. 1040 easy form 2014 Married filing jointly - $110,000. 1040 easy form 2014 Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) - $75,000. 1040 easy form 2014 Married filing separately - $55,000. 1040 easy form 2014 Modified AGI. 1040 easy form 2014   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. 1040 easy form 2014 Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from  Puerto Rico. 1040 easy form 2014 On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. 1040 easy form 2014 ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. 1040 easy form 2014 Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. 1040 easy form 2014 Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. 1040 easy form 2014 Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. 1040 easy form 2014   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. 1040 easy form 2014 AGI. 1040 easy form 2014   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22. 1040 easy form 2014 Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040 or Form 1040A. 1040 easy form 2014 You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ. 1040 easy form 2014 You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. 1040 easy form 2014 If you claim the child tax credit with a child identified by an ITIN, you must also file Schedule 8812. 1040 easy form 2014 To figure your credit, first review the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your Form 1040 or 1040A instructions. 1040 easy form 2014 If you are instructed to use Publication 972, you may not use the worksheet in your tax return instructions; instead, you must use Publication 972 to figure the credit. 1040 easy form 2014 If you are not instructed to use Publication 972, you may use the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your Form 1040 or 1040A instructions or Publication 972 to figure the credit. 1040 easy form 2014 Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. 1040 easy form 2014 The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. 1040 easy form 2014 How to claim the additional child tax credit. 1040 easy form 2014   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. 1040 easy form 2014 Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. 1040 easy form 2014 See Claiming the Credit , earlier. 1040 easy form 2014 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 Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. 1040 easy form 2014 If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65, or Form 1040A, line 39. 1040 easy form 2014 Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040) Schedule 8812 contains four parts, but can really be thought of as two sections. 1040 easy form 2014 Part I is distinct and separate from Parts II–IV. 1040 easy form 2014 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. 1040 easy form 2014 Part I 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). 1040 easy form 2014 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). 1040 easy form 2014 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. 1040 easy form 2014 Parts II–IV Parts II–IV help you figure your additional child tax credit. 1040 easy form 2014 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. 1040 easy form 2014 See How to claim the additional child tax credit , earlier. 1040 easy form 2014 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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1040 easy form 2014 Publication 554 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionVolunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly. 1040 easy form 2014 Ordering forms and publications. 1040 easy form 2014 Tax questions. 1040 easy form 2014 What's New Alternative minimum tax exemption increased. 1040 easy form 2014  The AMT exemption amount has increased to $51,900 ($80,800 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er); $40,400 if married filing separately). 1040 easy form 2014 Earned income credit. 1040 easy form 2014  The maximum amount of income you can earn and still get the credit has increased. 1040 easy form 2014 You may be able to take the credit if you earn less than: $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly), do not have a qualifying child, and are at least 25 years old and under 65, $37,870 ($43,210 if married filing jointly), and you have one qualifying child, $43,038 ($48,378 if married filing jointly), and you have two qualifying children, or $46,227 ($51,567 if married filing jointly), and you have three or more qualifying children. 1040 easy form 2014 For more information, see Earned Income Credit , later. 1040 easy form 2014 Exemption phaseout. 1040 easy form 2014  You lose at least part of the benefit of your exemptions if your adjusted gross income is above a certain amount. 1040 easy form 2014 For 2013, the phaseout begins at $150,000 for married individuals filing separate returns; $250,000 for single individuals; $275,000 for heads of household; and $300,000 for married individuals filing joint returns or qualifying widow(er)s. 1040 easy form 2014 For more information, see Phaseout of Exemptions in Publication 501. 1040 easy form 2014 Limit on itemized deductions. 1040 easy form 2014   Beginning January 1, 2013, itemized deductions for taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes above $150,000 may be reduced. 1040 easy form 2014 See Overall limitation , later. 1040 easy form 2014 Medical and dental expenses. 1040 easy form 2014   Beginning January 1, 2013, taxpayers 65 and older can deduct only the part of their medical and dental expenses that exceed 7. 1040 easy form 2014 5% of their adjusted gross income (10% for taxpayers under 65). 1040 easy form 2014 Same-sex marriages. 1040 easy form 2014  If you have a same-sex spouse whom you legally married in a state (or foreign country) that recognizes same-sex marriage, you and your spouse generally must use the married filing jointly or married filing separately filing status on your 2013 return, even if you and your spouse now live in a state (or foreign country) that does not recognize same-sex marriage. 1040 easy form 2014 For more information, see Publication 501. 1040 easy form 2014 Reminders Future developments. 1040 easy form 2014  For the latest information about developments related to Publication 554, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. 1040 easy form 2014 irs. 1040 easy form 2014 gov/pub554. 1040 easy form 2014 Tax return preparers. 1040 easy form 2014  Choose your preparer carefully. 1040 easy form 2014 If you pay someone to prepare your return, the preparer is required, under the law, to sign the return and fill in the other blanks in the Paid Preparer's area of your return. 1040 easy form 2014 Remember, however, that you are still responsible for the accuracy of every item entered on your return. 1040 easy form 2014 If there is any underpayment, you are responsible for paying it, plus any interest and penalty that may be due. 1040 easy form 2014 Sale of home by surviving spouse. 1040 easy form 2014  If you are an unmarried widow or widower, you may qualify to exclude up to $500,000 of any gain from the sale or exchange of your main home. 1040 easy form 2014 For more information, see Sale of Home , later. 1040 easy form 2014 Third party designee. 1040 easy form 2014  You can check the “Yes” box in the Third Party Designee area of your return to authorize the IRS to discuss your return with your preparer, a friend, family member, or any other person you choose. 1040 easy form 2014 This allows the IRS to call the person you identified as your designee to answer any questions that may arise during the processing of your return. 1040 easy form 2014 It also allows your designee to perform certain actions. 1040 easy form 2014 See your income tax return instructions for details. 1040 easy form 2014 Employment tax withholding. 1040 easy form 2014  Your wages are subject to withholding for income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax even if you are receiving social security benefits. 1040 easy form 2014 Photographs of missing children. 1040 easy form 2014  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 1040 easy form 2014 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 1040 easy form 2014 You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. 1040 easy form 2014 Introduction The purpose of this publication is to provide a general overview of selected topics that are of interest to older taxpayers. 1040 easy form 2014 The publication will help you determine if you need to file a return and, if so, what items to report on your return. 1040 easy form 2014 Each topic is discussed only briefly, so you will find references to other free IRS publications that provide more detail on these topics if you need it. 1040 easy form 2014 Table I has a list of questions you may have about filing your federal tax return. 1040 easy form 2014 To the right of each question is the location of the answer in this publication. 1040 easy form 2014 Also, at the back of this publication there is an index to help you search for the topic you need. 1040 easy form 2014 While most federal income tax laws apply equally to all taxpayers, regardless of age, there are some provisions that give special treatment to older taxpayers. 1040 easy form 2014 The following are some examples. 1040 easy form 2014 Higher gross income threshold for filing. 1040 easy form 2014 You must be age 65 or older at the end of the year to get this benefit. 1040 easy form 2014 You are considered age 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. 1040 easy form 2014 Therefore, you are considered age 65 at the end of the year if your 65th birthday is on or before January 1 of the following year. 1040 easy form 2014 Higher standard deduction. 1040 easy form 2014 If you do not itemize deductions, you are entitled to a higher standard deduction if you are age 65 or older at the end of the year. 1040 easy form 2014 You are considered age 65 at the end of the year if your 65th birthday is on or before January 1 of the following year. 1040 easy form 2014 Credit for the elderly or the disabled. 1040 easy form 2014 If you qualify, you may benefit from the credit for the elderly or the disabled. 1040 easy form 2014 To determine if you qualify and how to figure this credit, see Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled , later. 1040 easy form 2014 Return preparation assistance. 1040 easy form 2014   The IRS wants to make it easier for you to file your federal tax return. 1040 easy form 2014 You may find it helpful to visit a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), or American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Tax-Aide site near you. 1040 easy form 2014 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly. 1040 easy form 2014   These programs provide free help for low-income taxpayers and taxpayers age 60 or older to fill in and file their returns. 1040 easy form 2014 For the VITA/TCE site nearest you, contact your local IRS office. 1040 easy form 2014 For more information, see Free help with your tax return under How To Get Tax Help. 1040 easy form 2014   For the location of an AARP Tax-Aide site in your community, call 1-888-227-7669. 1040 easy form 2014 When asked, be ready to press in or speak your 5-digit ZIP code. 1040 easy form 2014 Or, you can visit their website on the Internet at www. 1040 easy form 2014 aarp. 1040 easy form 2014 org/money/taxaide. 1040 easy form 2014 Comments and suggestions. 1040 easy form 2014   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 1040 easy form 2014   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. 1040 easy form 2014 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. 1040 easy form 2014 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 1040 easy form 2014   You can send your comments from www. 1040 easy form 2014 irs. 1040 easy form 2014 gov/formspubs/. 1040 easy form 2014 Click on “More 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Should Know About Federal Taxes Note. 1040 easy form 2014 The following is a list of questions you may have about filling out your federal income tax return. 1040 easy form 2014  To the right of each question is the location of the answer in this publication. 1040 easy form 2014 What I Should Know Where To Find the Answer Do I need to file a return? See chapter 1. 1040 easy form 2014 Is my income taxable or nontaxable?  If it is nontaxable, must I still report it? See chapter 2. 1040 easy form 2014 How do I report benefits I received from the Social Security Administration or the Railroad Retirement Board?  Are these benefits taxable? See Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits in chapter 2. 1040 easy form 2014 Must I report the sale of my home?  If I had a gain, is any part of it taxable? See Sale of Home in chapter 2. 1040 easy form 2014 What are some of the items that I can deduct to reduce my income? See chapters 3 and 4. 1040 easy form 2014 How do I report the amounts I set aside for my IRA? See Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) Contributions and Deductions in chapter 3. 1040 easy form 2014 Would it be better for me to claim the standard deduction or itemize my deductions? See chapter 4. 1040 easy form 2014 What are some of the credits I can claim to reduce my tax? See chapter 5 for discussions on the credit for the elderly or the disabled, the child and dependent care credit, and the earned income credit. 1040 easy form 2014 Must I make estimated tax payments? See chapter 6. 1040 easy form 2014 How do I contact the IRS or get more information? See chapter 7. 1040 easy form 2014 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications