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Child Tax Credit: What families will have received by Dec. 2021

There are only two more child tax credit payments left for the year, with the next one in just a few days.

The credit is worth a maximum of $3,600 per child this year and is refundable.

It has been enhanced, meaning it’s worth more, and was passed under the American Rescue Act.

Related: Child Tax Credit: How to boost remaining payments


Every month parents receive a portion of their tax credit in advance ending up with the first half of it by the end of 2021.

Each child under the age of 6 is getting $3,600 and children ages 6-17 are getting $3,000. The first half is spread out in payments from July through Dec. worth $250 or $300 dollars.

The remainder will be claimed in April of 2022.

Related: November Child Tax Credit: What to know


Low income families have the option to use the non-filer tools because the IRS is using 2019 and 2020 tax information to send the payments.

Low income families don’t always file for taxes, so by going to GetCTC.org they can file to get the payments. If they haven’t yet, they have until Monday to do so. They can then receive the lump sum of up to $1,800 dollars.

By the end of Dec. the most families will have gotten will be $1,800 per child.

Related: Do I need to pay back my child tax credits to the IRS even if it’s untaxed?



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