Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, most working families automatically began receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments of up to $300 per child starting July 15 and running through the end of the year.
This will help set our children up for success by putting money in the pockets of hardworking parents to pay for child care or put food on the table. The credit will benefit more than 129,000 children across our district, with an average benefit of $2,600 per household.
Families will qualify for a full credit if their children are under age 18 and income is below $75,000 for single filers; $112,000 for head of household filers; or $150,000 for people who are married and filing jointly.
If you’ve filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020, or if you signed up to receive a stimulus check from the IRS, you will get this relief automatically. You don’t need to take any action.
If you haven’t filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020 and didn’t use the IRS Non-filers tool last year to sign up for stimulus payments, use the IRS Non-filer Sign-up Tool at IRS.gov/childtaxcredit2021 to sign up today.
Families who got their tax return from the IRS through direct deposit will receive payments in their bank accounts around the 15th of every month until the end of 2021. Those who didn’t use direct deposit will receive their payment by mail around the same time.
The strengthened Child Tax Credit will be a lifeline for so many in our community, so if you’re eligible, be sure to take advantage of this expanded benefit provided by the American Rescue Plan. And if you need assistance, reach out to us at www.Trahan.house.gov/contact.
U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan