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I am trying irs.gov website's withholding calculator. I am confused with this page:

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I have one minor child. Should I mention her as dependent here, "Select the number of dependents (other than yourself and your spouse ) you will claim on your tax return:" and also here "Select the number of eligible children: " ?

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These two questions are actually about two different things.

The first one is about dependents, the second one is about Child Tax Credit .

Your dependent child does not necessarily qualify for the child tax credit (notice the "eligible"). Also, your dependents don't have to be your children.

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You can claim both the child tax credit and the child and dependent care credit (for the same child/children) on the same return if you qualify for both credits.

If your dependent qualifies for the child tax credit, go ahead and enter the number

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