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Get an Overview of the 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit

July 15, 2021

Payments start July 15, 2021

Eligible families can receive advance payments of up to $300 per month for each child under age 6 and up to $250 per month for each child age 6 and above.

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

Download a printable flyer from the IRS or visit for more information.


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