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What is the At-Home Parent Tax Credit?

An at-home parent may claim a nonrefundable credit of $100 for each child who is less than 12 months old on the last day 2020 if the following qualifications are met.

  • The at-home parent must provide full-time care in the at-home parent's residence.
  • The child must be claimed as a dependent by the at-home parent.
  • The sum of the at-home parent's total wages and business income must be $3,000 or less.
  • Your total federal adjusted gross income must be $50,000 or less.

For purposes of this credit, an at-home parent includes:
  • Biological mother or father
  • Stepmother or stepfather
  • Adoptive parents
  • Foster parents
  • Legal guardian
  • Individuals in whose home the child is placed by a child-placing agency for the purpose of legal adoption.

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