USA Is it possible to get more than the withholding from child credit?

Mar 12, 2013
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So, my mother has not been in the job market for 4+ years and has a daughter. She keep telling me that she isn't making use of the child's tax credit (~$3,000 she said) and that I should hire her and pay her just to make use of it.

I want to know:

1.) How would this be different than me just giving her the amount (which won't be taxed) that I will pay her?

2.) Lets take an scenario: If $1000 is withheld, can she get more than the withholding (in this case, $-1000 + $3000) in a tax return?

Thank you.
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