The Child Tax Credit has undergone changes in the past year as a result of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This credit aims to assist American families by granting a credit for each dependent child.
Read on to learn more about the current Child Tax Credit and credit amounts.
Unlike the 2020 Child Tax Credit, the 2021 credit is fully refundable. Taxpayers will receive advance payments on a monthly basis. The credits per eligible child are as follows:
In order to receive the Child Tax Credit, a family must meet the following qualifications:
To get an idea whether your child or dependent qualifies for the Child Tax Credit, we recommend this tool by the IRS.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, legislations are constantly being updated. Currently, the changes made for the Child Tax Credit apply only for the 2021 tax year. If legislation does not extend these changes, it is presumed that the Child Tax Credit will return to its previous state from 2020.
We recommend staying up to date with any possible legislation updates. This includes President Biden’s potential American Families Plan, which may extend the changes that came with the 2021 Child Tax Credit.
Looking for additional guidance on whether you qualify for the Child Tax Credit, or need assistance filing your return? Consult with the professionals at Matthews & Nulty.
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