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Free tax calculator Publication 972 - Main Content Table of Contents Child Tax CreditQualifying Child Limits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Earned Income Additional Child Tax Credit How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Child Tax Credit This credit is for people who have a qualifying child as defined later. Free tax calculator It is in addition to the credit for child and dependent care expenses (on Form 1040, line 48; Form 1040A, line 29; or Form 1040NR, line 46) and the earned income credit (on Form 1040, line 64a; or Form 1040A, line 38a). Free tax calculator The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. 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What are the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums?

The IRS Nationwide Tax Forums offer three full days of seminars with the latest word from IRS leadership and experts in the fields of tax law, compliance and ethics. Attendees can:

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Registration for the 2014 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums opens in early 2014.

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CHICAGO, IL Hyatt Regency Chicago July 1 - 3
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ORLANDO, FL Orlando World Center Marriott August 26 - 28

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