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How much will I get for having a child on my tax returns?

Asked by: tmoran 454 views YA Discussion

This will be my first year claiming my child on my tax returns. I live in Rhode Island (incase that matters) and my daughter was born in February 2012. I make about 31,200 per year (gross) but this year I only will have made about 12,000 since I was on leave when she was born and found a new job. I have heard some people say 1500 or 1000 per child but I am just wondering? I am not married and I am claiming her as my dependent, which is what I have been doing all along when I filled out my W2 forms for my job. Any info is appreciated :)

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  1. Judy on Nov 22, 2012 Reply

    Probably around $ 4000

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  2. Mystery Love on Nov 22, 2012 Reply

    i get like 2,500 per child

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  3. Cathi K on Nov 22, 2012 Reply

    It is not a set amount. The child is an exemption which lowers your taxable income by 3800. The maximum child tax credit is 1000. Using the easy to use table you could have looked at yourself, EIC is $ 3094.

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  4. tro on Nov 22, 2012 Reply

    possibly nothing
    you are allowed to claim her personal exemption of $ 3800 and it is NOT a refund
    also you are entitled to the child tax credit which reduces your actual income tax liability, also NOT a refund
    you earn too much if you are single head of household for the EIC but you may be entitled to the additional child credit not absorbed earlier

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  5. Max Hoopla on Nov 22, 2012 Reply

    I would like to watch you have a child on your tax return. Mine were born in a hospital.

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