IRS Form 1040 Schedule 8812 "Additional Child Tax Credit"

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SCHEDULE 8812
OMB No. 1545-0074
Additional Child Tax Credit
1040
(Form 1040)
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2020
1040-SR
. . . . . . . . .
1040-NR
Attach to Form 1040, 1040-SR, or 1040-NR.
8812
Attachment
Department of the Treasury
Go to www.irs.gov/Schedule8812 for instructions and the latest information.
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Sequence No.
Internal Revenue Service (99)
Name(s) shown on return
Your social security number
Part I
All Filers
Caution: If you file Form 2555, stop here; you cannot claim the additional child tax credit.
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If you are required to use the worksheet in Pub. 972, enter the amount from line 10 of the Child Tax Credit
and Credit for Other Dependents Worksheet in the publication. Otherwise, enter the amount from line 8 of your
Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents Worksheet. (See the instructions for Forms 1040 and 1040-
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SR, line 19, or the instructions for Form 1040-NR, line 19.) .
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Subtract line 2 from line 1. If zero, stop here; you cannot claim this credit .
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Number of qualifying children under 17 with the required social security number:
x $1,400.
Enter the result. If zero, stop here; you cannot claim this credit .
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TIP: The number of children you use for this line is the same as the number of children you used for line 1 of the
Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents Worksheet.
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b Nontaxable combat pay (see instructions) .
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Is the amount on line 6a more than $2,500?
No. Leave line 7 blank and enter -0- on line 8.
Yes. Subtract $2,500 from the amount on line 6a. Enter the result .
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Multiply the amount on line 7 by 15% (0.15) and enter the result .
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Next. On line 4, is the amount $4,200 or more?
No. If line 8 is zero, stop here; you cannot claim this credit. Otherwise, skip Part II and enter the smaller
of line 5 or line 8 on line 15.
Yes. If line 8 is equal to or more than line 5, skip Part II and enter the amount from line 5 on line 15.
Otherwise, go to line 9.
Part II
Certain Filers Who Have Three or More Qualifying Children
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Withheld social security, Medicare, and Additional Medicare taxes from Form(s) W-2,
boxes 4 and 6. If married filing jointly, include your spouse’s amounts with yours. If
your employer withheld or you paid Additional Medicare Tax or tier 1 RRTA taxes, see
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instructions .
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Enter the total of the amounts from Schedule 1 (Form 1040), line 14, and Schedule 2
(Form 1040), line 5, plus any taxes that you identified using code “UT” and entered on
Schedule 2 (Form 1040), line 8 .
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Enter the total of the amounts from Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 27,
1040-SR filers:
and Schedule 3 (Form 1040), line 10.
1040-NR filers: Enter the amount from Schedule 3 (Form 1040), line 10.
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Next, enter the smaller of line 5 or line 14 on line 15.
Part III
Additional Child Tax Credit
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This is your additional child tax credit .
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Enter this amount on
Form 1040, line 28;
1040
Form 1040-SR, line 28; or
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Form 1040-NR, line 28.
1040-SR
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1040-NR
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see your tax return instructions.
Schedule 8812 (Form 1040) 2020
Cat. No. 59761M
SCHEDULE 8812
OMB No. 1545-0074
Additional Child Tax Credit
1040
(Form 1040)
. . . . . . . . .
2020
1040-SR
. . . . . . . . .
1040-NR
Attach to Form 1040, 1040-SR, or 1040-NR.
8812
Attachment
Department of the Treasury
Go to www.irs.gov/Schedule8812 for instructions and the latest information.
47
Sequence No.
Internal Revenue Service (99)
Name(s) shown on return
Your social security number
Part I
All Filers
Caution: If you file Form 2555, stop here; you cannot claim the additional child tax credit.
1
If you are required to use the worksheet in Pub. 972, enter the amount from line 10 of the Child Tax Credit
and Credit for Other Dependents Worksheet in the publication. Otherwise, enter the amount from line 8 of your
Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents Worksheet. (See the instructions for Forms 1040 and 1040-
1
SR, line 19, or the instructions for Form 1040-NR, line 19.) .
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2
Enter the amount from line 19 of your Form 1040, Form 1040-SR, or Form 1040-NR
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2
3
Subtract line 2 from line 1. If zero, stop here; you cannot claim this credit .
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3
4
Number of qualifying children under 17 with the required social security number:
x $1,400.
Enter the result. If zero, stop here; you cannot claim this credit .
4
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.
TIP: The number of children you use for this line is the same as the number of children you used for line 1 of the
Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents Worksheet.
5
Enter the smaller of line 3 or line 4
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6a
Earned income (see instructions) .
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6a
b Nontaxable combat pay (see instructions) .
6b
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Is the amount on line 6a more than $2,500?
No. Leave line 7 blank and enter -0- on line 8.
Yes. Subtract $2,500 from the amount on line 6a. Enter the result .
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Multiply the amount on line 7 by 15% (0.15) and enter the result .
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Next. On line 4, is the amount $4,200 or more?
No. If line 8 is zero, stop here; you cannot claim this credit. Otherwise, skip Part II and enter the smaller
of line 5 or line 8 on line 15.
Yes. If line 8 is equal to or more than line 5, skip Part II and enter the amount from line 5 on line 15.
Otherwise, go to line 9.
Part II
Certain Filers Who Have Three or More Qualifying Children
9
Withheld social security, Medicare, and Additional Medicare taxes from Form(s) W-2,
boxes 4 and 6. If married filing jointly, include your spouse’s amounts with yours. If
your employer withheld or you paid Additional Medicare Tax or tier 1 RRTA taxes, see
9
instructions .
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Enter the total of the amounts from Schedule 1 (Form 1040), line 14, and Schedule 2
(Form 1040), line 5, plus any taxes that you identified using code “UT” and entered on
Schedule 2 (Form 1040), line 8 .
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1040 and
Enter the total of the amounts from Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 27,
1040-SR filers:
and Schedule 3 (Form 1040), line 10.
1040-NR filers: Enter the amount from Schedule 3 (Form 1040), line 10.
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13
Subtract line 12 from line 11. If zero or less, enter -0- .
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Enter the larger of line 8 or line 13
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Next, enter the smaller of line 5 or line 14 on line 15.
Part III
Additional Child Tax Credit
15
This is your additional child tax credit .
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.
.
.
.
.
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.
.
.
.
.
.
.
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.
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15
Enter this amount on
Form 1040, line 28;
1040
Form 1040-SR, line 28; or
. . . . . . . . .
Form 1040-NR, line 28.
1040-SR
. . . . . . . . .
1040-NR
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see your tax return instructions.
Schedule 8812 (Form 1040) 2020
Cat. No. 59761M