Schedule III Additional credits and payments
Schedule 3 lists out credits and payments on your tax return.
Part I Nonrefundable Credits
Non-refundable credits reduce your tax liability first since these amounts won't factor into a potential tax refund in the end. You can think of this as learning the order of operations in math (PEMDAS). Just think non-refundable credits come first.
Line 2: Credit for child and dependent care expenses from Form 2441, line 11
Line 3: Education credits from Form 8863, line 19
Line 5a and b: Residential clean energy credit from Form 5695, line 15 if you made green renovations to your home
Line 6f: Clean vehicle credit. Attach Form 8936 if you purchased an electric car.
Part II Other Payments and Refundable Credits
Line 10: Amount paid with request for extension to file