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Child Tax Credit - 2020 Tax Year

This Publication Is About the 2020 Tax Year. Many families will soon get advance payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit. Get details on Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021. Election to use 2019 earned income to figure 2020 additional child tax credit. Recent legislation provided an election to use your 2019 earned income to figure your 2020 additional child tax credit.

Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers and families get a tax break. If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe – and maybe increase your refund. You may claim the EITC if your income is low- to moderate. The amount of your credit may change if you have children, dependents, are disabled or meet other criteria. Military and clergy should review our Special EITC Rules because using this credit may affect other government benefits.

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2021 Stimulus or Advanced Child Tax Credit for those who don't file federal income taxes

News for those who did not get the 2021 stimulus payment or the Advanced Child Tax Credit. People who do not have to file federal income tax forms can now get these 2021 payments without filing a tax return.

The IRS site in Spanish/El IRS en Español

Aquí es el sitio que se llama "El IRS en Español," con información del Servicio de Impuestos Internos, o IRS. This is the IRS site in Spanish.

The Louisiana Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

The Louisiana Low-Income Taxpayers Clinic offers free legal services for federal tax problems.

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