Child tax credit

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HOW MUCH WILL I GET?

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?

Single
Married
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

Dependents

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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ESTIMATED TOTAL CREDIT
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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.
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NON-FILERS GET
PAYMENTS, TOO

Not filing 2020 taxes? You can sign up for Child Tax Credit payments even if you didn't make enough to file a tax return. Signing up is free, easy, and done all online.

Questions answered

We've done some digging on the expanded Child Tax Credit, so you wouldn't have to. Get answers to your top questions and check back soon for updates.

We sourced this information from The White House and IRS websites and last updated on June 23, 2021.

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?

Do I need to do anything to make sure I get my payments?

Can I still get the Child Tax Credit if I don’t file taxes?

What if I want to update my bank information?

When and how often will I receive payments?

What if I want to receive the total credit all at once?

Will I have to pay this back?

If I get the Child Tax Credit, will it impact my other government benefits?

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?