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Ez tax form 2011 34. Ez tax form 2011   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. Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011 This chapter explains the following. Ez tax form 2011 Who is a qualifying child. Ez tax form 2011 The amount of the credit. Ez tax form 2011 How to claim the credit. Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011 If you have no tax. Ez tax form 2011   Credits, such as the child tax credit or the credit for child and dependent care expenses, are used to reduce tax. Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011 However, you may qualify for the additional child tax credit on line 65 (Form 1040) or line 39 (Form 1040A). Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011 S. Ez tax form 2011 citizen, a U. Ez tax form 2011 S. Ez tax form 2011 national, or a resident of the United States. Ez tax form 2011 If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. Ez tax form 2011 For each qualifying child you must check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c. Ez tax form 2011 Example 1. Ez tax form 2011 Your son turned 17 on December 30, 2013. Ez tax form 2011 He is a citizen of the United States and you claimed him as a dependent on your return. Ez tax form 2011 He is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because he was not under age 17 at the end of 2013. Ez tax form 2011 Example 2. Ez tax form 2011 Your daughter turned 8 years old in 2013. Ez tax form 2011 She is not a citizen of the United States, has an ITIN, and lived in Mexico all of 2013. Ez tax form 2011 She is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because she was not a resident of the United States for 2013. Ez tax form 2011 Filers who have certain child dependents with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Ez tax form 2011   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). Ez tax form 2011   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. Ez tax form 2011 To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. Ez tax form 2011 For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. Ez tax form 2011 S. Ez tax form 2011 Tax Guide for Aliens. Ez tax form 2011 Adopted child. Ez tax form 2011   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Ez tax form 2011 An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Ez tax form 2011   If you are a U. Ez tax form 2011 S. Ez tax form 2011 citizen or U. Ez tax form 2011 S. Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011 Exceptions to time lived with you. Ez tax form 2011   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. Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. Ez tax form 2011 For details, see Residency Test in chapter 3. Ez tax form 2011 Qualifying child of more than one person. Ez tax form 2011   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. Ez tax form 2011 For details, see Special Rule for Qualifying Child of More Than One Person in chapter 3. Ez tax form 2011 Amount of Credit The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. Ez tax form 2011 Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. Ez tax form 2011 The amount on Form 1040, line 46, or Form 1040A, line 28, is less than the credit. Ez tax form 2011 If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. Ez tax form 2011 But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. Ez tax form 2011 See Additional Child Tax Credit , later. Ez tax form 2011 Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. Ez tax form 2011 Married filing jointly - $110,000. Ez tax form 2011 Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) - $75,000. Ez tax form 2011 Married filing separately - $55,000. Ez tax form 2011 Modified AGI. Ez tax form 2011   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. Ez tax form 2011 Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from  Puerto Rico. Ez tax form 2011 On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. Ez tax form 2011 ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. Ez tax form 2011 Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Ez tax form 2011 Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Ez tax form 2011 Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. Ez tax form 2011   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. Ez tax form 2011 AGI. Ez tax form 2011   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22. Ez tax form 2011 Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Ez tax form 2011 You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ. Ez tax form 2011 You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. Ez tax form 2011 If you claim the child tax credit with a child identified by an ITIN, you must also file Schedule 8812. Ez tax form 2011 To figure your credit, first review the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your Form 1040 or 1040A instructions. Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011 Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. Ez tax form 2011 The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. Ez tax form 2011 How to claim the additional child tax credit. Ez tax form 2011   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. Ez tax form 2011 Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. Ez tax form 2011 See Claiming the Credit , earlier. Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011 Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040) Schedule 8812 contains four parts, but can really be thought of as two sections. Ez tax form 2011 Part I is distinct and separate from Parts II–IV. Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011 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). Ez tax form 2011 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). Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011 Parts II–IV Parts II–IV help you figure your additional child tax credit. Ez tax form 2011 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. Ez tax form 2011 See How to claim the additional child tax credit , earlier. Ez tax form 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Ez tax form 2011 2. Ez tax form 2011   Maximum Amount Contributable (MAC) Table of Contents Components of Your MAC How Do I Figure My MAC?Elective deferrals only. Ez tax form 2011 Nonelective contributions only. Ez tax form 2011 Elective deferrals and nonelective contributions. Ez tax form 2011 When Should I Figure My MAC? Throughout this publication, the limit on the amount that can be contributed to your 403(b) account for any year is referred to as your maximum amount contributable (MAC). Ez tax form 2011 This chapter: Introduces the components of your MAC, Tells you how to figure your MAC, and Tells you when to figure your MAC. Ez tax form 2011 Components of Your MAC Generally, before you can determine your MAC, you must first figure the components of your MAC. Ez tax form 2011 The components of your MAC are: The limit on annual additions (chapter 3), and The limit on elective deferrals (chapter 4). Ez tax form 2011 How Do I Figure My MAC? Generally, contributions to your 403(b) account are limited to the lesser of: The limit on annual additions, or The limit on elective deferrals. Ez tax form 2011 Depending upon the type of contributions made to your 403(b) account, only one of the limits may apply to you. Ez tax form 2011 Which limit applies. Ez tax form 2011   Whether you must apply one or both of the limits depends on the type of contributions made to your 403(b) account during the year. Ez tax form 2011 Elective deferrals only. Ez tax form 2011   If the only contributions made to your 403(b) account during the year were elective deferrals made under a salary reduction agreement, you will need to figure both of the limits. Ez tax form 2011 Your MAC is the lesser of the two limits. Ez tax form 2011 Nonelective contributions only. Ez tax form 2011   If the only contributions made to your 403(b) account during the year were nonelective contributions (employer contributions not made under a salary reduction agreement), you will only need to figure the limit on annual additions. Ez tax form 2011 Your MAC is the limit on annual additions. Ez tax form 2011 Elective deferrals and nonelective contributions. Ez tax form 2011   If the contributions made to your 403(b) account were a combination of both elective deferrals made under a salary reduction agreement and nonelective contributions (employer contributions not made under a salary reduction agreement), you will need to figure both limits. Ez tax form 2011 Your MAC is the limit on the annual additions. Ez tax form 2011   You need to figure the limit on elective deferrals to determine if you have excess elective deferrals, which are explained in chapter 7. Ez tax form 2011 Worksheets. Ez tax form 2011   Worksheets are available in chapter 9 to help you figure your MAC. Ez tax form 2011 When Should I Figure My MAC? At the beginning of 2014, you should refigure your 2013 MAC based on your actual compensation for 2013. Ez tax form 2011 This will allow you to determine if the amount that has been contributed to your 403(b) account for 2013 has exceeded the allowable limits. Ez tax form 2011 In some cases, this will allow you to avoid penalties and additional taxes. Ez tax form 2011 See chapter 7. Ez tax form 2011 Generally, you should figure your MAC for the current year at the beginning of each tax year using a conservative estimate of your compensation. Ez tax form 2011 If your compensation changes during the year, you should refigure your MAC based on a revised conservative estimate. Ez tax form 2011 By doing this, you will be able to determine if contributions to your 403(b) account can be increased or should be decreased for the year. Ez tax form 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications