Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is inviting organizations, communities, and leaders to engage in Child Tax Credit Awareness Daya day of action to get the word out far and wide on the new monthly payments of $250 to $300 for each child included in the American Rescue Plan to help families make ends meet.
1) The expanded Child Tax Credit 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 for the year 2021 Roughly 39 million households covering 65 million children (nearly 90% 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% 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 program to receive the Child Tax Credit more information at www.ChildTaxCredit.gov
(2) Easy sign up for low-income families to cut child poverty in half this year
Low-income families with children are eligible for this crucial tax relief including those who have not made enough money to be required to file taxes. If a couple makes under $24,800, a head of household makes under $18,650, or a single filer makes under $12,400, and they have not filed their taxes, there is a simple, easy tool to sign up for the Child Tax Credit. Learn more at www.ChildTaxCredit.gov.