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Can I Claim A Child Tax Credit For My Grandchild That Lives With Me That I Claim As A Dependent ?

A qualifying child for the child tax credit must be a grandchild, son or daughter, adopted child or eligible foster child. That child must live with you and you claim her as a dependent and she is under age 17 at the end of the year and a citizen or resident of the US. If so, then you can claim her as a qualifying child for the child tax credit.

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