Child Tax Credit

Advance monthly payments begin today!
The Child Tax Credit (CTC) was created in 1997 to help working families offset the cost of raising children. The American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Biden earlier this year, increased the amount of the CTC for 2021 to $3,600 per qualifying child under the age of 6 and $3,000 per qualifying child under the age of 18.
 
United Way of Connecticut is committed to raising awareness about the Child Tax Credit and helping to ensure that all eligible families secure the valuable credit.
Beginning TODAY, July 15, eligible families should expect to receive advance monthly payments totaling up to one-half of the full CTC amount for which they are eligible this year. Families will receive the remainder of their CTC when they file their 2021 tax return.
 
If you filed your taxes in the last 2 years or used the IRS Non-Filer Portal last year and are eligible for the CTC, you will automatically receive monthly CTC payments starting July 15th!
 
Not sure if you are eligible? Use this new IRS tool to find out!
 
Eligible non-filers (i.e., individuals who do not have a 2020 or 2019 tax return on file with the IRS, did not use the EIP non-filer portal, and are below the tax return filing threshold) can still claim the valuable credit through the Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool.

For more information about the Child Tax Credit visit www.childtaxcredit.gov.
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