Other Refundable Credits Toolkit

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This toolkit is for valued partners of the IRS: social organizations, colleges, universities, trade and technical schools, tribal and local government, tax return preparers and more. It brings you tools and resources for certain credits other than the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) -- that is, the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) and the refundable part of the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC). We also provide resources for the non-refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC), Credit for Other Dependents (ODC), Lifetime Learning Credit (LLC) and the non-refundable part of the AOTC.

You can help ensure eligible individuals receive the credits they deserve by keeping informed and using the latest tools for marketing, education and tax return preparation.

We welcome your comments and suggestions about how we can better meet your needs and improve this site.


What Can We Help You Find?

Find the latest news for refundable credits on our What's Hot page.

Find new AOTC and CTC key communication messages (available in both English and Spanish).

Find AOTC educational videos:

See the criteria for AOTC and LLC side by side on our Compare Education Credits chart.

Whether you are involved in education, interact with students or parents of students or are a tax return preparer, find out what you need to know about AOTC and LLC.

To find out if your client qualifies for AOTC, see our Education Credits page.

Find out how to avoid common AOTC errors.

Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents

Whether you are a social or civic organization, a government office or agency, a county or municipal agency or a tax return preparer, find out what you need to know about CTC, ACTC and ODC.

Qualifying Child and Child-Related Tax Benefits

Need a quick definition of qualifying child? See our Understanding Who is a Qualifying Child Page.

See all the child-related tax benefits at a glance on our Child-Related Tax Benefits Comparison chart.

What other resources do we have for you?

Check out our Earned Income Tax Credit and Other Refundable Credits page.