Take my example to any qualified tax professional. Hell, just call them on the phone. They will tell you exactly the same thing I said. The actual refund may be off a bit, as I did it in my head - but not materially different than the $6510.
The Earned Income Tax Credit goes on line 66a of the 2007 form 1040 (pretty fucking easy to find since it says "Earned Income Tax Credit)
$400 of the The Child Tax Credit will take care of the $400 tax. The balance of the $1000 per child credit ($1600) goes on line 68.
If you would take the time to actually look at the tax return, you would see that line 72 called "Total Payments", and is the total of the preceding section, to include amounts with held from your pay check, the EIC, and any additional child tax credit.
None of the above. Unlike you, I actually know what the fuck I am talking about.
But don't take my word for it. A simple search on the IRS website turned up this article.
Read the first paragraph of the IRS link. No - wait. You are probably too fucking stupid to do that. Let me just post it here:
Taxpayers should consider claiming tax credits for which they might be eligible when completing their federal income tax returns. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of taxes owed. Some credits are refundable - taxes could be reduced to the point that a taxpayer would receive a refund rather than owing any taxes.
Please read the bold phrase several times.
It is pretty sad that you fucked your family because of your utter fucking stupidity - if you even have a family.
Thanks for playing. Go fuck your sister now.