This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. The additional child tax credit may give you a
refund even if you do not owe any tax.
You must file Form 8812 to take the additional child tax credit. To see if you qualify to take this additional credit, read your Form 1040
instructions for lines 48 and 63 or your Form 1040A instructions for lines 31 and 40. A filled-in copy of Form 8812 is shown later. Form 8812 can also
be found in the Form 1040 and Form 1040A instruction packages.