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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). 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:
Calculate your earned income for the additional child tax credit the same way you would for the EIC. Complete Schedule 8812: Child Tax Credit to calculate the credit.