Taxpayers with dependents who don't qualify for the child tax credit may be able to claim the credit for other dependents. This is a non-refundable credit. It can reduce or, in some cases, eliminate a tax bill but, the IRS cannot refund the taxpayer any portion of the credit that may be left over.
Here’s more information to help taxpayers determine if they’re eligible to claim it on their 2021 tax return.
The maximum credit amount is $500 for each dependent who meets certain conditions. These include:
A taxpayer can claim this credit if:
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