2021 Advance Child Tax Credit

Eligible families will receive advance payments, either by direct deposit or check.  Each payment will be up to $300 per month for each child under the age of 6 and up to $250 per month for each child ages 6 through 17.  Most eligible families will automatically receive monthly payments. 

 

The American Rescue Plan Act Advance Child Tax Credit provisions include:

  • The maximum Child Tax Credit increased to $3,600 for children under the age of 6 and to $3,000 per child for children between ages 6 and 17.
  • The credit includes children who turn age 17 in 2021. 
  • Taxpayers may receive part of their credit in 2021 before filing their 2021 tax return.