How much will my family get from the Child Tax Credit?

Through the Child Tax Credit, families are eligible to receive up to $2,000 for each child in their care under the age of 17.

The first $1,500 per child is available to most families, regardless of whether you normally file taxes. The last $500 per child is only available to families that owe money on their income taxes, as an offset against taxes you would have otherwise paid.

Am I eligible for the Child Tax Credit?

You may qualify for the Child Tax Credit if you meet these criteria.


In 2021, Congress approved monthly payments of up to $300 per child, per month. Unfortunately, these monthly payments have not been renewed by Congress. Click here to tell your congressperson to renew the Child Tax Credit monthly payments!

If you missed out on the monthly payments in 2021, you may still be able to claim your credit: