Puerto Rico – How to claim the Child Tax Credit


Bona fide residents of Puerto Rico may be eligible to claim up to $2,000 for each qualifying child under the age of 17.

Qualifying Requirements

  • You must be a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico – i.e., you lived in Puerto Rico for at least six months between January 1 to December 31, 2022.
  • You must have at least one qualifying child who is under age 17 at the end of the tax year.
  • You have no federal income tax filing requirement.

To enter child tax credit information in TaxAct:

  1. Sign-In or create a new account at https://www.taxact.com/puertorico
  2. Complete Basic Info questions
  3. Continue to Federal portion of the interview and complete qualifying questions