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Www.myfreetax.comWww. Www.myfreetax.com myfreetax. Www.myfreetax.com com 34. Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com This chapter explains the following. Www.myfreetax.com Who is a qualifying child. Www.myfreetax.com The amount of the credit. Www.myfreetax.com How to claim the credit. Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com If you have no tax. Www.myfreetax.com Credits, such as the child tax credit or the credit for child and dependent care expenses, are used to reduce tax. Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com However, you may qualify for the additional child tax credit on line 65 (Form 1040) or line 39 (Form 1040A). Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com S. Www.myfreetax.com citizen, a U. Www.myfreetax.com S. Www.myfreetax.com national, or a resident of the United States. Www.myfreetax.com If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. Www.myfreetax.com For each qualifying child you must check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c. Www.myfreetax.com Example 1. Www.myfreetax.com Your son turned 17 on December 30, 2013. Www.myfreetax.com He is a citizen of the United States and you claimed him as a dependent on your return. Www.myfreetax.com He is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because he was not under age 17 at the end of 2013. Www.myfreetax.com Example 2. Www.myfreetax.com Your daughter turned 8 years old in 2013. Www.myfreetax.com She is not a citizen of the United States, has an ITIN, and lived in Mexico all of 2013. Www.myfreetax.com She is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because she was not a resident of the United States for 2013. Www.myfreetax.com Filers who have certain child dependents with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Www.myfreetax.com 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). Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. Www.myfreetax.com For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. Www.myfreetax.com S. Www.myfreetax.com Tax Guide for Aliens. Www.myfreetax.com Adopted child. Www.myfreetax.com An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Www.myfreetax.com An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Www.myfreetax.com If you are a U. Www.myfreetax.com S. Www.myfreetax.com citizen or U. Www.myfreetax.com S. Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com Exceptions to time lived with you. Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. Www.myfreetax.com For details, see Residency Test in chapter 3. Www.myfreetax.com Qualifying child of more than one person. Www.myfreetax.com A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. Www.myfreetax.com For details, see Special Rule for Qualifying Child of More Than One Person in chapter 3. Www.myfreetax.com Amount of Credit The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. Www.myfreetax.com Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. Www.myfreetax.com The amount on Form 1040, line 46, or Form 1040A, line 28, is less than the credit. Www.myfreetax.com If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. Www.myfreetax.com But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. Www.myfreetax.com See Additional Child Tax Credit , later. Www.myfreetax.com Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. Www.myfreetax.com Married filing jointly - $110,000. Www.myfreetax.com Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) - $75,000. Www.myfreetax.com Married filing separately - $55,000. Www.myfreetax.com Modified AGI. Www.myfreetax.com For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. Www.myfreetax.com Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from Puerto Rico. Www.myfreetax.com On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. Www.myfreetax.com ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. Www.myfreetax.com Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Www.myfreetax.com Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Www.myfreetax.com Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. Www.myfreetax.com If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. Www.myfreetax.com AGI. Www.myfreetax.com Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22. Www.myfreetax.com Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Www.myfreetax.com You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ. Www.myfreetax.com You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. Www.myfreetax.com If you claim the child tax credit with a child identified by an ITIN, you must also file Schedule 8812. Www.myfreetax.com To figure your credit, first review the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your Form 1040 or 1040A instructions. Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. Www.myfreetax.com The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. Www.myfreetax.com How to claim the additional child tax credit. Www.myfreetax.com To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. Www.myfreetax.com Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. Www.myfreetax.com See Claiming the Credit , earlier. Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040) Schedule 8812 contains four parts, but can really be thought of as two sections. Www.myfreetax.com Part I is distinct and separate from Parts II–IV. Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com 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). Www.myfreetax.com 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). Www.myfreetax.com 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. Www.myfreetax.com Parts II–IV Parts II–IV help you figure your additional child tax credit. Www.myfreetax.com 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. 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State and Local Consumer Agencies in Missouri
Consumer Protection Offices
City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights. To save time, call before sending a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have and if complaint forms are provided.
State Consumer Protection Offices
Regional Consumer Protection Offices
Missouri Attorney Generals Office- St Louis
Missouri Attorney Generals Office- St Louis
Consumer Protection Division
Old Post Office Building
815 Olive St., Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone Number: 314-340-6816
Toll-free: 1-800-392-8222 (MO, Hotline)
The officials listed in this section regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check Federal Agencies.
Each state has its own laws and regulations for each type of insurance. The officials listed in this section enforce these laws. Many of these offices can also provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.
Department of Insurance, Financial, and Professional Registration
Department of Insurance, Financial, and Professional Registration
Consumer Affairs Division
PO Box 690
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0690
Toll-free: 1-800-726-7390 (MO)
Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and securities - including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, etc. The officials and agencies listed in this section enforce these laws and regulations. Many of these offices can also provide information to help you make informed investment decisions.
State Utility Commissions regulate services and rates for gas, electricity and telephones within your state. In some states, the utility commissions regulate other services such as water, transportation, and the moving of household goods. Many utility commissions handle consumer complaints. Sometimes, if a number of complaints are received about the same utility matter, they will conduct investigations.