FTC from 1040 with child credit

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FTC from 1040 with child credit

Post by kjtpptt » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:27 am

Hello - will the CRA accept an FTC from the US when the tax liability is eliminated by way of the U.S. child tax credit? I can see both arguments - no foreign taxes were actually paid vs. there were taxes owing but they were "paid" by way of a credit.

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Re: FTC from 1040 with child credit

Post by nelsona » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:27 pm

No. the chiid tax credit reduces your eligible foreign tax.

The stimulus payments you receive do NOT reduce your US tax as they are considered a PAYMENT.
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