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What is a qualifying child for the EIC?
Qualifying child can be used by more than one person to claim the EIC. Can be the dependent of another person. Must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien all year. The taxpayer can be a qualifying child of another person. Must have lived in the United States more than half the year. Can file Form 2555 (relating to foreign earned income).
Can I claim the child tax credit if I live abroad?
As a U.S. citizen living abroad, you can claim the child tax credit, but there are some important differences from how you would file in the U.S. Normally, you could claim both the nonrefundable and refundable portions of the child tax credit.
How hard is it to get EIC if you live abroad?
Its quite difficult to get the EIC if you’ve lived overseas for any substantial period. Child must live with you (or your spouse if you file a joint return) in the United States for more than half of the year
Can I claim the additional child tax credit (ACTC) with foreign earned income?
However, in order to do so, you cannot also take advantage of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE). If you claimed the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE) in the prior year, you must revoke the exclusion for a period of five years following the year of revocation to claim the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC).