Q: Can I claim the child tax credit plus the child and dependent care credit?
A: As long as you legally qualify for both credits, you are allowed to claim both the Child Tax Credit and the Child and Dependent Care Credit, according to IRS rules.
To claim these credits on your taxes, simply calculate the amounts of the credits to which you are entitled, then file your 1040 tax return plus any other required forms.
For most taxpayers, no extra form or special schedule is required to claim the Child Tax Credit. You just claim it right on line 51 of your 1040 (or on line 33 of 1040A).