Continuing through December 2021, the new Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act provides monthly benefits of $250 per child between ages 6-17 and $300 per child under age 6.
What you need to know:
- Most families (nearly 90% of children in the United States) will automatically receive monthly payments without having to take any action.
- Families who did not file taxes last year still can access the benefit (see below).
What you can do:
- If you did not file taxes last year, use the IRS’s Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool to apply for the benefits.
- To learn more, go to: childtaxcredit.gov