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: