26 U.S. Code Part IV, Subpart A - Nonrefundable Personal Credits

Sec. 21. Expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment. 22. Credit for the elderly and the permanently and totally disabled. 23. Adoption expenses. 24. Child tax credit. 25. Interest on certain home mortgages. 25A. Hope and Lifetime Learning credits. 25B. Elective deferrals and IRA contributions by certain individuals. 25C. Nonbusiness energy property. 25D. Residential energy efficient property. 26. Limitation based on tax liability; definition of tax liability.
Amendments

2010—Pub. L. 111–148, title X, § 10909(b)(2)(O), (c),Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 1023, as amended by Pub. L. 111–312, title I, § 101(b)(1),Dec. 17, 2010, 124 Stat. 3298, temporarily struck out item 23 “Adoption expenses”. See Effective and Termination Dates of 2010 Amendment note set out under section 1 of this title.
2005—Pub. L. 109–58, title XIII, §§ 1333(b)(2), 1335 (b)(5),Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 1030, 1036, added items 25C and 25D.
2001—Pub. L. 107–16, title VI, § 618(c),June 7, 2001, 115 Stat. 108, added item 25B.
1998—Pub. L. 105–206, title VI, § 6004(a)(1),July 22, 1998, 112 Stat. 792, substituted “Hope and Lifetime Learning credits” for “Higher education tuition and related expenses” in item 25A.
1997—Pub. L. 105–34, title I, § 101(d)(3), title II, § 201(e),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 799, 806, added items 24 and 25A.
1996—Pub. L. 104–188, title I, § 1807(c)(6),Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1902, added item 23.
1990—Pub. L. 101–508, title XI, § 11801(b)(1),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1388–522, struck out item 23 “Residential energy credit”.
1986—Pub. L. 99–514, title I, § 112(b)(5),Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2109, struck out item 24 “Contributions to candidates for public office”.
1984—Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, title IV, §§ 471(b), 612 (f),July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 826, 913, substituted “Nonrefundable Personal Credits” for “Credits Allowable” as subpart A heading, struck out analysis of sections 31 through 45 formerly comprising subpart A, and inserted a new analysis of sections consisting of items 21 (formerly 44A), 22 (formerly 37), 23 (formerly 44C), 24 (formerly 41), and 25 and 26 (newly enacted).
1983—Pub. L. 98–67repealed amendments made by Pub. L. 97–248. See 1982 Amendment note below.
Pub. L. 98–21, title I, § 122(c)(7),Apr. 20, 1983, 97 Stat. 87, inserted “and the permanently and totally disabled” to item 37.
Pub. L. 97–424, title V, § 515(b)(6)(D),Jan. 6, 1983, 96 Stat. 2181, substituted “and special fuels” for “, special fuels, and lubricating oil” after “gasoline” in item 39.
Pub. L. 97–414, § 4(c)(1),Jan. 4, 1983, 96 Stat. 2056, added item 44H.
1982—Pub. L. 97–248, title III, §§ 307(b)(3), 308(a),Sept. 3, 1982, 96 Stat. 590, 591, provided that, applicable to payments of interest, dividends, and patronage dividends paid or credited after June 30, 1983, item 31 is amended to read “Tax withheld on wages, interest, dividends, and patronage dividends”. Section 102(a), (b) ofPub. L. 98–67, title I, Aug. 5, 1983, 97 Stat. 369, repealed subtitle A (§§ 301–308) of title III of Pub. L. 97–248as of the close of June 30, 1983, and provided that the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 [now 1986] [this title] shall be applied and administered (subject to certain exceptions) as if such subtitle A (and the amendments made by such subtitle A) had not been enacted.
1981—Pub. L. 97–34, title II, § 221(c)(2), title III, § 331(e)(2),Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 247, 295, added items 44F and 44G.
1980—Pub. L. 96–223, title II, §§ 231(b)(1), 232(b)(3)(B),Apr. 2, 1980, 94 Stat. 272, 276, added items 44D and 44E.
1978—Pub. L. 95–618, title I, § 101(b)(1),Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3179, added item 44C.
1977—Pub. L. 95–30, title I, § 101(e)(1), title II, § 202(d)(1)(A),May 23, 1977, 91 Stat. 134, 147, added item 44B and struck out item 36 “Credit not allowed to individuals taking standard deduction”.
1976—Pub. L. 94–455, title IV, § 401(a)(2)(D), title V, §§ 501(c)(2), 503 (b)(5), 504 (a)(2), title XIX, § 1901(b)(1)(Z),Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1555, 1559, 1562, 1565, 1792, substituted in item 42 “General tax credit” for “Taxable income credit”, struck out in item 36 “pay optional tax or”, inserted in item 33 “possession tax credit”, substituted in item 37 “Credit of the elderly” for “Retirement income”, added item 44A, and struck out item 35 “Partially tax-exempt interest received by individuals”.
1975—Pub. L. 94–164, § 3(a)(2),Dec. 23, 1975, 89 Stat. 973, substituted “Taxable income credit” for “Credit for personal exemptions” in item 42.
Pub. L. 94–12, title II, §§ 203(b)(1), 204(c), 208(d)(1),Mar. 29, 1975, 89 Stat. 30, 32, 35, renumbered item 42 as 45 and added item 42 applicable to taxable years ending after Dec. 31, 1974, but to cease to apply to taxable years ending after Dec. 31, 1975, item 43 applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1974, but before Jan. 1, 1976, and item 44.
1971—Pub. L. 92–178, title VI, § 601(c)(2),Dec. 10, 1971, 85 Stat. 557, added items 40 and 41, and redesignated former item 40 as 42.
1970—Pub. L. 91–258, title II, § 207(d)(10),May 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 249, inserted “, special fuels,” after “gasoline” in item 39.
1965—Pub. L. 89–44, title VIII, § 809(d)(1),June 21, 1965, 79 Stat. 167, added item 39 and redesignated former item 39 as 40.
1964—Pub. L. 88–272, title II, § 201(d)(1),Feb. 26, 1964, 78 Stat. 32, struck out item 34.
1962—Pub. L. 87–834, § 2(g)(1), (2),Oct. 16, 1962, 76 Stat. 972, 973, added headings of subparts A and B and item 38, and redesignated former item 38 as 39.

 

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