The Credit for Other Dependents is a $500 non-refundable credit that is available for dependents for whom taxpayers cannot claim the Child Tax Credit. These dependents may include dependent children who are age 17 or older at the end of the tax year, or parents or other qualifying relatives supported by the taxpayer. Families with qualifying children under the age of 17 should first review their eligibility for the expanded Child Tax Credit, which is usually a larger amount.
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- My son is four and goes to pre-K and a private school. Children are required to go to school at age five for kindergarten. Can I write off the tuition I pay the school for pre-K as a child care expense?
- What do I need to do to claim the child and dependent care credit for my daughter in day care?
- Can a noncustodial parent claim the child tax credit?
- What is the American Opportunity Tax Credit for higher education expenses?
- What is the Credit for Other Dependents?