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Child Tax Credit - Age Requirement

They must not have reached the age of 17 by the end of the tax year. Children may be your blood children, grandchildren, step children, and / or adopted children. Foster children also fall under this category as long as they have lived in your home for the entire year in question. Qualifying children must be citizens or residents of the United States who can be claimed as dependents by the taxpayer.

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