Child tax credit


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Try our calculator to get an estimate of how much money your family could receive from the Child Tax Credit.

What is your filing status?

Head of household

Adjusted gross income (AGI)

Enter the amount of money you earned from working minus adjustments such as student loan interest and alimony payments. Learn more on the IRS website


Number of children 5 years and under as of December 31, 2021
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Number of children 6 to 17 years old as of December 31, 2021

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You’d get $0 in 6 monthly payments of $0 from July to December and $0 when you file taxes in 2022.
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Disclaimer: This estimate does not guarantee the amount you will receive for the child tax credit. Calculations are based on the data entered and figures from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 as of March 11, 2021.

Questions answered

Get answers to your top questions and check back soon for updates.

We sourced this information from The White House, The Center for Budget & Policy Priorities (CBPP), The Center for Law and Social Policy (Clasp), and IRS websites and last updated it on January 13, 2022.

What is the Child Tax Credit?

Am I eligible for the Child Tax Credit?

Does my child need a Social Security number?

What age must my child be to qualify for the credit?

Do I have to be employed to get the credit?

How much will I receive from the Child Tax Credit?

How do I get the second half of my CTC?

When will I get the second half of my CTC?

How much will I get from the CTC in my tax return?

Where can I go to get help with filing my taxes?

What if I didn't get all of my monthly payments or received a partial payment?

What CTC info do I need to file taxes?

Will I have to pay this back?

Will it affect my other government benefits if I get the Child Tax Credit?

What happens if I have shared custody of my child?

I had a baby in 2021. Do they qualify?

Is the expansion permanent? What’s going to happen in the future?