The White House's American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes the Child Tax Credit, which provides tax relief by providing advance payments to support working families with children.
How does it work?
From July 15th 2021 through December 31st 2021, families can receive monthly payments from the IRS of $250 per child between the ages of 6 - 17 and $300 per child under the age of 6.
Who is eligible?
Nearly all working families can receive the full Child Tax Credit if they earn less than $150,000 as a couple or $112,500 as a single parent.
How do I receive my credit?
If you filed your 2020 taxes this year, filed your 2019 taxes last year, or used the IRS “Non-Filer Portal” to receive a stimulus check last year, you don’t need to do anything. The IRS will automatically send you a monthly payment by direct deposit or check starting on July 15, 2021.
Didn’t file taxes in the last two years?
Fill out a non-filer form through the IRS here to sign up for the Child Tax Credit and receive any additional economic impact payments you may have missed from the IRS directly.
For questions, we encourage you to use ChildTaxCredit.gov