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Child Tax Credit Payments 2021

Families with qualifying children can still get their Child Tax Credit (CTC) payment for tax year 2021 by filing a simplified tax return by November 15, 2022.

How do I get the Child Tax Credit? 

Filing a tax return is the only way to claim the federal Child Tax Credit. Families with children need to file a simplified tax return with the IRS by November 15, 2022 to receive this credit. You can file a simplified return and claim your Child Tax Credit even if you do not have income or do not usually file taxes.

Filing a simplified tax return is quick and does not require additional forms. You can file a simplified return at using their free, easy online tool.

How much will my family receive?

Families can get up to $3,600 per eligible child under the age of six (6) and $3,000 per eligible child ages 6-17.

Does the Child Tax Credit count against my benefits?

Child Tax Credit payments do not count as income or assets in determining eligibility for benefits. Your Medicaiddisability benefits, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or other federal needs-based benefits will not be affected by Child Tax Credit payments.