The year 2021 is probably the most important year ever to have your qualified child or children claimed on your 2020 tax return. But, who is my qualifying child? What if parents are divorced? Who claims the children on their tax return? What can I do if a my child is claimed on a tax return before I filed my 2020 tax return? The answer to these questions are essential with the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act in March 2021. There are new rules for 2021 only for the child tax credit, and how you filed your 2020 tax return will affect who receives the advance child tax credit. These advance payments have already started and will be reconciled on the 2021 tax return filed in 2022. Get up to speed on all the details and where you can get more information as the with the advance Child Tax Credit payments already being sent out.
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