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Child tax credit:Taxpayer work oversea. the spouse is nonresident alien. Taxpayer file as married filing separately and claim the son as dependent. Can the taxpayer claim the child care credit or the child tax credit.
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As the taxpayer works outside the US, are they using the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion? If so the credit cannot be received if the earnings are excluded using the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion.

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