I hate to say, I just received a bill from IRS. They "caught" me!!:sad010: I tried to claim my step son as a child tax credit. Guess what he was too old. He was already 17 at the beginning of this year and he had to be 16 or less to be claimed. I had an idea, that if they really check my return they may say hey you owe us and they did!!! Part of the way I see it is that I am still paying all his expenses so I should get some kind of break. Just not the CTC which is $1000!!!!! Along with interest makes it 1006. Believe me people like me are not to blame for the National Debt!!!!! Oh well. That is one of the certainties to life eath and Taxes!!!!