Next month, millions of American families will start receiving monthly payments through the enhanced Child Tax Credit, a newly expanded benefit designed to help parents with the costs of raising children.
The Child Tax Credit has been helping families with children for decades in the form of an annual tax refund, but under the newly enhanced version, for one year, the benefit will also be available to hardest hit families with income too low to require filing taxes. In addition, families can receive benefits monthly, as an advance on their return. Experts say this could be a game changer for children in poverty.
For families who filed for taxes in 2019 and 2020, no action is needed. Families who didn’t have incomes high enough to require filing taxes, however, should apply now.
Help us spread the word!
On Monday, June 21, No Kid Hungry will join organizations across the nation in a Day of Awareness to help educate, explain and encourage newly eligible families to apply. Here’s how you can join us:
- Share this explainer on your social channels.
- Post these images to highlight how this is a big win for kids.
- And share these posts on your social media feeds:
The #ChildTaxCredit has been helping families with children for decades, but under the newly enhanced version, it’s now available to hardest hit families with income too low to require filing taxes & will be available monthly. Learn more! https://bit.ly/3q2ohai
One of the most direct ways to feed hungry kids is to ensure their families have the resources they need for food. The #ChildTaxCredit can help do just that. Here’s what you need to know about how it works and how families can access the benefits: https://bit.ly/3vAD2lY
We’ll continue our drumbeat in the weeks and months ahead. Count on us to stay in touch with more ways to get involved.