What is the Child Tax Credit?

  • The CTC is a tax credit that increases with a household’s earnings, up to $2,000 per child under 17
  • Up to $1,400 per child of the credit is refundable
  • The CTC lifted nearly 4.3 million people out of poverty in 2018, including 2.3 million children

You’re Eligible If:

  • You earned more than $2,500 last year
  • You have at least one qualifying child

How to Claim

  • File a tax return – file Schedule 8812 if applicable
  • For free tax preparation through the VITA program, contact 211 in early 2021

Learn more about the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, or income tax assistance.

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