Federal Tax Credits
 

Child Tax Credits After the Age of 16

What is the rule on child tax credits after the age of 16? As a general child tax credit rule, a qualifying child must be younger than 17 at the end of the tax year. The child can be 16 and one day away from being 17 and still qualifies for the child tax credit. However, if the child turned 17 before the end of the tax year, then that particular child no longer qualifies for the child tax credit.

Children ages 16 or younger at the end of December

Child Tax Credits After the Age of 16

 
Anyone 17 or older at the end of December

Qualifying child for child tax credit

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