Child Tax Credit Calculator 2021
The 2021 Child Tax Credit, or CTC, is a fully refundable tax credit for qualifying individuals. Note: it is fully refundable for 2021 only; for other tax years, it is partially refundable.
This 2021 Child Tax Credit calculator informs you if a person qualifies as a dependent on your 2021 Tax Return and if you qualify for the Child Tax Credit, the Dependent Care Credit, and/or the Other Dependent Credit. Based on the age of the qualifying dependent as of December 31, 2021, you will see if they qualify as a dependent, the estimated amount of the Child Tax Credit you can expect, the estimated Credit for Other Dependents, and the Child and Dependent Care Credit amount.
2021 Child Tax Credit Calculator
The deadline to e-file 2021 Tax Returns was October 17, 2022. Use these 2021 Tax Calculators and Forms to help you prepare your 2021 Taxes before you mail them to the IRS and/or State Tax Agency. When you file your 2021 Taxes, you will need to reconcile any advance Child Tax Payments you received during 2021 - there is a line item for this on Schedule 8812.
The tool below applies the enhanced Child Tax Credit amounts and modified qualifications as part of the 2021 American Rescue Plan. Calculate your 2021 Child Tax Credit below by determining your eligibility based on basic information.
Once you have determined if someone is your qualifying dependent, start with the 2021 Tax Forms that you can fill in for free online. For dependent credits, including the Child Tax Credit, you will need the federal Schedule 8812. Since you can no longer e-file 2021 Returns, mail in your 2021 Taxes to the IRS - see state tax forms and addresses.
You can e-file your current year's taxes regardless of when you mail your back taxes: create a free eFile.com account and start preparing to file your taxes online. The eFile Tax App will fill in all the complicated IRS forms, walk you through filing your taxes online step by step, and help you claim any other credits and tax deductions you may be entitled to.
Important: This tool's enhanced Child Tax Credit amounts are for 2021 Returns only. For 2022 Returns and all other years, the amount of the CTC is unchanged. See details on the updated Child Tax Credit amounts.
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