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Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan, is here to help families raising children make ends meet. This child tax credit increase provides major tax relief for nearly all working families:
  • All working families will get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent (also called head of household)
  • The Child Tax Credit has been expanded to $3,000 per child 6-17 years old and $3,600 per child under 6
  • Roughly 39 million households – covering 65 million children (nearly 90 percent of children in the United States) – will automatically receive the new child tax credit
  • Starting on July 15th and through the rest of the calendar year, payments will be monthly (via direct deposit for 80 percent of families and through the mail for the others) – at $250 per child between 6-17 or $300 per child under 6
  • The IRS has launched a simplified online tool which will allow families not automatically enrolled in the programto receive the Child Tax Credit
Learn more about the Child Tax Credit at ChildTaxCredit.gov.