What is Child Tax Credit?

The CHILD TAX CREDIT for taxpayers who have one of more qualifying dependent children under age 17 at the end of the tax year. (Note: If filing separately or divorced, only the parent who claims the child as a dependent qualifies for this credit.)

The credit is $1,000 per child for 2017.


The basic Child Tax Credit can directly reduce a tax liability, dollar for dollar, but is not refundable if it exceeds your tax liability.