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What are the qualifications for the additional EIC?
The additional tax credit isn’t related to the Earned Income Credit (EIC). There's no additional EIC. The qualifying rules for a child for the child tax credit differ from the rules for the EIC.
A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who:
For you to qualify for the additional child tax credit, you must owe less in taxes than the amount of the credit.
Your additional child tax credit is the smaller of these: