State Tax Credits

State Child Tax Credit

Same as your federal income taxes, you can claim tax credits for your state income tax to reduce your state tax bill. Undoubtedly, one of the most common tax credits is the Child Tax Credit for married individuals. While the Child Tax Credit is available for everyone to the federal degree, unfortunately, Child Tax Credit isn’t available in every state. In this article, you’ll learn which states have the CTC, the eligibility requirements and the value of the credit.

If you reside in the following states, you can claim the Child Tax Credit if you qualify. Other than the states listed below, you’ll have to look for other tax credits that you can find within the category of this article.

States with CTC

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma

Out of 41 states that have an imposed income tax, only six of them offer a form of Child Tax Credit. The program name the credit can be different than the federal name but the purpose of the credit is the same. Also, while the Child Tax Credit amount is $2,000 at the federal level, it’s much less than that for the states.

Before you think about claiming Child Tax Credit in your next state income tax return, keep in mind that the qualifications for it may be different than the federal CTC.

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California Child Tax Credit

California’s Young Child Tax Credit is $1,000 for qualified children. The credit can be claimed by taxpayers with at least one child younger than age 6 as of the end of the tax year. To be eligible for the Young Child Tax Credit, your income cannot be more than $30,000. Other qualification requirements can be read in the following list.

  • You must be living in California for more than half of the tax year
  • You must have a Social Security Number
  • Your spouse must have a Social Security Number
  • Your qualifying children must have a Social Security Number
  • You are 18 or older at the end of the tax year.
  • You have earned income within $30,000

As long as the qualifications are met, you can claim California Child Tax Credit. The only downside of this credit is that you can only claim it once meaning the number of children you have will not affect the credit amount.

California Young Child Tax Credit is refundable.

Colorado Child Tax Credit

Colorado uses a simple formula to determine eligibility for Child Tax Credit. You can claim the state CTC for every child age 5 or younger as of December 31, 2019. The credit amount is going to depend on your income. So there isn’t a fixed amount for everyone. See the table below to see the CTC amounts in Colorado.

Single Filers

Income LimitCTC Value
$25,000 or less30% of federal CTC
$25,000 to $50,00015% of federal CTC
$50,000 to $75,0005% of federal CTC

Joint Filers

Income LimitCTC Value
$35,000 or less30% of federal CTC
$35,000 to $60,00015% of federal CTC
$60,000 to $85,0005% of federal CTC

Colorado Child Tax Credit is refundable.

Idaho Child Tax Credit

If you already claim Child Tax Credit, you should already be familiar with the eligibility requirements. You can find the federal eligibility requirements for Child Tax Credit below. The only difference between the Idaho Child Tax Credit and the federal Child Tax Credit is the amount. For 2019 taxes that will be paid in 2020, the Idaho CTC amount is $130 per qualifying children.

Related Article: Child Tax Credit Qualifications

Idaho Child Tax Credit is not refundable.

New York Child Tax Credit

New York Child Tax Credit

The Empire State Child Credit eligibility is pretty much the same as the federal. If your children is under the age of 17, lives with you for more than half of the tax year, claimed as a dependent on your tax return; a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or a Permanent Resident, you can claim the New York Child Tax Credit.

Same as Colorado, New York uses income limits to determine how much tax credit you can claim. However, the only exception is the amount is going to also depend on whether you claimed the federal Child Tax Credit.

Joint Filers with income between $75,000 and $110,000 who haven’t claim the federal Child Tax Credit but meet the above eligibility requirements can get a $100 tax credit per qualifying children.

Other taxpayers regardless of filing status who claimed the federal Child Tax Credit can get one-third of the federal amount to $2,310.

New York Child Tax Credit is refundable.

North Carolina Child Tax Credit

North Carolina offers up to $125 tax credit for each qualifying child. Your Federal Adjusted Gross Income and filing status will play a huge role in how much North Carolina Credit for Children you will get. See the chart below to find whether you qualify for the North Carolina CTC or not.

Filing StatusFederal AGICTC Value
Single$0 to $20,000
$20,000 to $50,000
Over $50,000
$125
$100
Not eligible
Married Filing Jointly$0 to $40,000
$40,000 to $100,000
Over $100,000
$125
$100
Not eligible
Head of Household$32,000
$32,000 to $80,000
Over $80,000
$125
$100
Not eligible

North Carolina Child Tax Creidt is not refundable.

Oklahoma Child Tax Credit

The eligibility requirements for Child Tax Credit in Oklahoma is the same as the federal eligibility. The amount in which you’ll get the credit is 5% of the federal Child Tax Credit which is $100. But in future years it may change as the recent legislation made it 5% of the federal CTC amount or 20% of the federal CDCTC (Children&Dependent Care Tax Credit) amount, whichever is greater.

As long as your income isn’t above $100,000, you can claim Oklahoma Child Tax Credit.

Oklahoma Child Tax Credit is not refundable.

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