Child Tax Credit Worksheet—Line 52

Summary: This is the Child Tax Credit Worksheet, used to determine the amount, if any, the taxpayer can claim as the child tax credit. This amount is entered on Form 1040, line 52.
  1. To be a qualifying child for the child tax credit, the child must be your dependent, under age 17 at the end of 2016, and meet all the conditions in Steps 1 through 3 in the instructions for line 6c. Make sure you checked the box on Form 1040, line 6c, column (4), for each qualifying child.
  2. If you do not have a qualifying child, you cannot claim the child tax credit.
  3. Be sure to see Social security number in the instructions for line 6c. If your qualifying child has an ITIN instead of an SSN, file Schedule 8812.
  4. Do not use this worksheet, but use Pub. 972 instead, if:
    1. You are claiming the adoption credit, mortgage interest credit, District of Columbia first-time hombuyer credit, or residential energy efficient property credit,
    2. You are excluding income from Puerto Rico, or
    3. You are filing Form 2555, 2555-EZ, or 4563.

Part 1

The line items to be completed are:

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