2021 Enhanced Child Tax Credit
On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (No. 117-2). Under this Coronavirus relief package, the child tax credit was expanded. The previous credit of $2,000 per child under the age of 17 increased to $3,000 for children ages 6-17 (17-year-olds became eligible), and $3,600 for children under the age of 6. A portion of these tax credits were paid in advance unless you opted out of the payments or weren’t eligible. They are also fully refundable, meaning any credits not used by the taxpayer will be paid out to them. Although the maximum child tax credit has been increased, not everyone will get the entire expanded tax credit per child.
How much will I receive per child?
The number of credits you are eligible for depends on your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), number of children, and their age. … Read More