The federal Child Tax Credit​ can help make the cost of caring for children more affordable. Here’s what parents need to know:

What is the child tax credit? The Child Tax Credit provides income to parents or guardians of children ages 17 and younger. This year, families can qualify for more money and can receive payments monthly, rather than having to wait until the end of the year.

Through the Child Tax Credit included in the American Rescue Plan, families can qualify for more money and can receive payments monthly, rather than having to wait until the end of the year.

Eligible families will receive $3,600 per child younger than 6 and $3,000 per child ages 6 to 17.

Payments will start to automatically arrive on July 15 for most families, but some families may need to take action to receive the benefit.

Handout for parents (English)

Handout for parents (Spanish)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For more information on the expanded child tax credit, visit the HealthyChildren.org website (English / Spanish).