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999999 = N.I.U. (Not in Universe).


CTCCRD indicates the dollar amount the respondent received from the Child Tax Credit. This tax credit may be worth as much as $1,000 per qualifying child depending upon your income. A child qualifies for this credit if they meet the relevant criteria of six test: age, relationship, support, dependent, citizenship and residence. See the IRS Tax Tip 2011-29, February 10, 2011 for more information.

CTCCRD, like other tax-related variables included in the ASEC CPS (ADJGINC, ACTCCRD, CAPGAIN, CAPLOSS, EITCRED, FEDRETIR, FEDTAX, FICA, FILESTAT, MARGTAX, STATETAX, TAXINC, and household level variable PROPTAX) was not determined by direct questioning of respondents. Rather, values for these variables come from the Census Bureau's tax model, which simulates individual tax returns to produce estimates of federal, state, and payroll taxes. The model incorporates information from non-CPS sources, such as the Internal Revenue Service's Statistics of Income series, the American Housing Survey, and the State Tax Handbook. For more information about the model, see Current Population Reports, Series P60-186RD. The IPUMS-CPS staff welcomes further information from users about the interpretation of this variable or other tax-related variables in the ASEC CPS.

Amounts for CTCCRD are expressed in dollars of the given year, rather than in constant dollars adjusted for inflation. Users can adjust for inflation using Consumer Price Index adjustment factors.


Aside from inflation, this variable is comparable over time.


  • Persons age 15+.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005 – 2022 - - X - - - - - - - - -


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