CHILD TAX CREDIT The Child Tax Credit: What You Need to Know The new Child Tax Credit is worth $3,000 per year, per child ages 6-17 and $3,600 per year, per child under 6 years old. It will be paid out in regular payments, not once a year. If you have children under 18, you may be eligible even if you do not usually file taxes or have low/no earnings. See if you're eligible

You Are Eligible If:

  • You are single and your income is under $75,000. Or, if you are single and file taxes as a head of household, your income must be under $112,500.

  • You have a spouse and your combined income is under $150,000.

  • Your child has a Social Security Number. You can file with an ITIN, but your child must have a SSN.

  • If household income is above those thresholds, you will receive slightly smaller payments, depending on income.

To Get the Expanded Child Tax Credit

  • File your taxes, even if you don't file them normally. This will tell the IRS where to send your payment and how many children you have.

  • If you need help filing your taxes for free, visit the United Way's website or call their hotline: 866-698-9435. Their online tax filing program will walk you step-by-step through filing your taxes.

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