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Is the "credit for other dependents " calculated correctly? The software is allowing it for dependents who lived in Mexico. Is there way to suppress the credit?

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There used to be a useful toggle until last year for "Dependent with ITIN (for CTC)".  For some strange reason, Intuit doesn't find it helpful to re-purpose this toggle and removed it altogether.

There are still toggles on Screen 2 to suppress EIC and CTC but choosing to suppress CTC will have no impact on the partial credit of $500 (you would think otherwise, right?).

That leaves you one option, which is to call on our all POWERFUL "-1" and enter that on Screen 38.2 under "Child tax credit and other dependent credit (Form 1040, line 12)" as an override.  Voila, the problem is gone 😜

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There used to be a useful toggle until last year for "Dependent with ITIN (for CTC)".  For some strange reason, Intuit doesn't find it helpful to re-purpose this toggle and removed it altogether.

There are still toggles on Screen 2 to suppress EIC and CTC but choosing to suppress CTC will have no impact on the partial credit of $500 (you would think otherwise, right?).

That leaves you one option, which is to call on our all POWERFUL "-1" and enter that on Screen 38.2 under "Child tax credit and other dependent credit (Form 1040, line 12)" as an override.  Voila, the problem is gone 😜

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BTW, the assumption is that the dependent is not a citizen, national, or LPR of the US.
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For what it is worth  "stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye" between two :'s  is the new 😜
https://www.webfx.com/tools/emoji-cheat-sheet/ :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Now, we can find all the elusive emoji only Jeff knew about :grin::grin:
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Obi-wan, if the client does have child tax credit for other dependents, the -1 wouldn't work. You would need to put the correct amount in there.
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Oh, these emoji's are the bombay!!
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@mojocpa Totally agree.  I should have highlighted that to be clear.  Somehow, I got the idea that there is no CTC to be claimed for this family at all and we're just focusing on the partial credit and CA dependent exemption credit.
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There should be a box on the info worksheet for "not qualifying child or non US". That should eliminate that $500 credit. 

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The OP is using Lacerte, so I'm not sure if it is the same or not, but hopefully they have a similar entry.
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There is no such box.
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Im sorry @protaxcorp . Honestly, I assumed Lacerte was somewhat similar to PS. There is a box within PS which will allow us to suppress this credit.
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I guess I deserved the non helpful vote.
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No..you didn't.  IMHO.
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:clap: Thanks!!! :kissing_heart::clap: :kissing_heart:
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Well maybe there should be a box.  Bad engineering by Lacerte shouldn't cause not helpful votes here :wink::wink:
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Jeff, bad engineering?  No.  Because Lacerte and PTO are engineer with something no one else has... not your everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill 0, right, not just any override but the all powerful -1!
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I do agree is being helpful and doesn't deserve a no vote!
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On a scale of 1 to 10, I would have to give the concept of a -1 equals zero a -1.
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Just off the top of my head, I am in compilation mode now, but if there is no dependency exemption for them now and no credit for other dependents, why would you need them on the return? As a stopgap, you could suppress the Child Tax credit in Screen 2. 

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I asked the same thing....could be for HOH, medical expenses, or state issues. Maybe more but those came off the top of my head.
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I still want to claim the exemption because I am in CA and this state still allows the dependent exemption credit.  These dependents don't qualify for child tax credit anyways so suppressing that doesn't help.
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@George4Tacks @abctax55  any suggestions, I stay away from CA tax as far all possible
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I realize it is not the perfect answer but you can override the federal credit in screen 38.2.
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@protaxcorp Follow my response to your question. It'll get the result you're looking for.
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