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Direct payments worth up to $750 for parents in Rhode Island– When is the deadline?

Rhode Island is offering direct payments to eligible parents.

These checks are an initiative of the state’s own child tax credit.


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When is the deadline to apply and who is eligible?

Plenty of Americans are struggling financially, and inflation does not make that any easier. In effort to provide relief, several states are offering parents their own child tax credit programs– including Rhode Island. In 2021 the total child tax credit for children under the age of six was $3,600 and $3,000 for dependents from ages 6-17. The payments were send out as advanced monthly installments of up to $300 between July and December last year. Now that the expanded federal credit has expired, it can only be claimed by those who have extensions– and that deadline is October 17.

Rhode Island has their own child tax credit rebate. About 115,000 families can get payments of up to $750. The direct payment is worth $250 per child with a maximum of three children– or $750. In order to qualify for the payment, Rhode Island residents must have filed their 2021 taxes as:

  • Single
  • Married filing separately
  • Head of household
  • Qualifying widow or widower, with a federal adjusted gross income of $100,000 or less
  • Married filing jointly, with a federal adjusted gross income of $200,000 or less

Qualifying dependents are under 18 years old as of December 31, 2021. For those who already filed or plan to do so before August 31, rebates will be issued starting October 2022. For those who filing by the extended deadline of October 17, the rebates will be issued in December 2022.


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