Child Tax Credit

CHILD TAX CREDIT

The expanded Child Tax Credit is an income floor for families. Let’s make it permanent.

Everyone should have the ability to provide for and care for their families. The newly expanded Child Tax Credit — monthly checks of up to $300 per child for most families with children — will help all families succeed, from working families struggling with basic needs like food, rent, and bills, to middle-class families that need help with childcare and college savings. This helps Main Street businesses and the whole community thrive.


But it will expire at the end of the year unless we make it permanent. Economic Security Project is leading public campaigning for the Child Tax Credit: to make it widely known and popular, to help ensure every eligible parent gets their credit, and to keep the monthly checks coming to support families
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In The Field

Massive Week Of Action Planned To Raise Awareness Of New Child Tax Credit

Kicking off on Thursday, Economic Security Project Action and a coalition of organizations are leading a nationwide Week of Action to raise awareness about the new Child Tax Credit just as families will begin to receive their first monthly check.

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In The Field

Child tax credit to help bring thousands of Ill. children out of poverty

Senator Dick Durbin stood with Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Marie Newman, as well as with families and advocates, at Pulaski Park Tuesday to remind parents that starting in mid-July, families will receive up to $300 per child each month through December as part of the Child Tax Credit.

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In The Field

Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Will Ease Stresses On Oregon Families, Improve Children’s Lives, Parents And Educators Say

Child tax credits have the potential to cut child poverty in half, said Sen. Wyden, who advocated for the payments as chair of the Senate Finance Committee.

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POLICY

Keeping the Monthly Child Tax Credit Coming, Limiting Risk of Overpayments

Monthly payments will be a critical lifeline, especially for families whose incomes bounce around from month to month. Congress should keep the credit fully refundable and keep monthly payments going past December and beyond. To reduce the risk of overpayment, IRS should keep the new CTC portals open permanently, and use information that taxpayers upload each year to the new online portals (or via tax returns) to ensure credit eligibility is as up-to-date as possible.

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