Child Tax Credits For Ohio Families
Child Tax Credit (CTC): The CTC is a credit that may reduce your tax by as much as $2,000 for each child who qualifies you for the credit. To qualify, the child must be a U.S. citizen under age 17; have a Social Security number; be claimed as a dependent on the taxpayer's tax return; and more. Use the IRS Interactive Tax Assistant tool to determine eligibility: Does My Child/Dependent Qualify for the Child Tax Credit or the Credit for Other Dependents?
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Other Dependent Credit (ODC): The ODC is a credit that may reduce your tax by as much as $500 for each eligible dependent. The person is claimed as a dependent on your return; the person can’t be used by you to claim the CTC or Additional CTC; the person was a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. resident alien.
Again, use the IRS Interactive Tax Assistant tool to determine eligibility: Does My Child/Dependent Qualify for the Child Tax Credit or the Credit for Other Dependents?
Go online or call us toll free . . .
• Go to www.irs.gov/eitc for free information and to check out the
interactive EITC Assistant to see if you qualify for the credit and
estimate the amount of your EITC.
• Visit a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site for free tax
help and preparation. Go to www.irs.gov/VITA or call 1-800-906-
9887 to find a site.
• Use Free File at www.irs.gov/FreeFile for free online filing
through commercially available tax preparation software.
• Go to www.irs.gov/chooseataxpro to help locate a qualified tax
• Call 1-800-829-4059 if you have access to TTY/TDD equipment
for the hearing impaired.