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Child Tax Credit with no earned income not calculating

clarkd01
Level 2

Tax Year 2022

Client has 2 children ages 8 & 12 with no earned income.  Credit is not calculating.  What am I doing wrong?

I verified all information is correct on the Information Worksheet Part III for the children.

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Just-Lisa-Now-
Level 15
Level 15

Didnt they change it for 2022?  Not the same as 2020 and 2021.


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clarkd01
Level 2

Definitely different from 2020 & 2021.  Are you saying that they do not qualify for CTC if they do not have any earned income?  That is not how I read it on IRS.gov.   

Thanks in advance for your help.

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abctax55
Level 15

Google is your friend:

In 2022, the tax credit will be refundable only up to $1,500 (up from $1,400 in 2020 to adjust for inflation), depending on your income, and you must have earned income of at least $2,500 to even be eligible for the refund.  

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abctax55
Level 15

Or:

https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/does-my-childdependent-qualify-for-the-child-tax-credit-or-the-credit-f...

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clarkd01
Level 2

THANK YOU!!!!!

 

Your Google was way nicer to you because I searched it several times and everything that I was getting was about 2021 tax year.

abctax55
Level 15

YVW... a lot of clients are likely to be 'surprised'.

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