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Credits and Exemptions for Children. Tax Facts from the Tax Policy Center. Tax Notes[R].

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The Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit (CTC), Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), and the dependent exemption all provide benefits to families with children. In 2009, a single mom (or dad) with two children can receive benefits ranging from $0 to about $7,500--depending on her income, age of the children, and where the children live. While this assistance is extremely important to many low-income families, they must navigate a bewildering set of rules to take full advantage of the credits. A brief description of how credits are computed from these benefits is presented.

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Author:Maag, Elaine
Publication:ERIC: Reports
Article Type:Author abstract
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 28, 2009
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