The White House, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and Code for America have collaborated to create a simplified tax filing tool to help families apply for Child Tax Credits (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC). The new tool, accessible at GetCTC.org, will be available until November 15. In addition to helping applicants claim their CTC and EITC, the tool helps individuals claim any remaining portion of their third stimulus payment.
The CTC is a tax benefit that helps families afford the costs associated with raising children. This year, families can claim up to $3,600 per child under the age of six, and $3,000 per child of ages 6-17. To urge families to take advantage of the credit, the IRS is sending letters to millions of households with information about the program, while also reminding households of the availability of EITCs and unclaimed stimulus payments. To learn more, watch a Partnership for America video here.
Claim the CTC at: getctc.org
Learn more about how to determine whether a family has received the 2021 Expanded Child Tax Credit at: tinyurl.com/5atkjw38
Learn about tax refunds at: tinyurl.com/r2bhwehs