Taxes 101
Tax Credits And Deductions

Child Tax Credit

The child tax credit remains $1,000 for a qualifying child under age 17. A qualifying child is a son, daughter, stepchild, eligible foster child who is a dependent, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or descendent of one of them (including grandchild, niece and nephew). This credit is nonrefundable, and can only reduce the taxpayer's income tax. If you do not receive all of the child tax credit, you may be eligible for the additional child tax credit which is refundable.

Child Tax Credit Change

For 2015, the child tax credit is refundable to the extent of 15% of the taxpayer’s earned income in excess of $3,000