Child Tax Credit
What could you do with $1,500 or more?
Through the Child Tax Credit, families are eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $2,000 for each child in their care under the age of 17.
Even if you don’t normally file income taxes or are not the child’s biological parent, you likely qualify—so long as you earned at least $2,500 from working in 2023. The Child Tax Credit will first be used to offset any taxes you might owe on your earnings. If you don’t owe any taxes, you will receive a cash refund of up to $1,500 per child.
You may qualify for the Child Tax Credit if you meet all of 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.
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