Child Tax Credit / Advance Child Tax Credit Payments 2021-22

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Connecticut’s New law enacted- May 2022: 

Connecticut enacted a new Connecticut Child Tax Credit rebate for income eligible families for 2022. Families can apply starting on June 1, through July 31, 2022 to receive the rebate of up to $250 per child for a maximum of three children. Visit the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services at the website below for more details on the rebate and how to apply, if eligible. Applicants should visit portal.ct.gov/DRS and click the icon that says, “2022 CT Child Tax Rebate.”

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The following is primarily summarized from Publication 972: Child Tax Credit (https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-publication-972) posted on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website.

WHAT IS THE CHILD TAX CREDIT?
The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a tax credit for single or married workers earning low or moderate incomes who have dependent children under age 17. Workers who qualify for the CTC and file a federal tax return can receive a credit of up to $2,000 per child. The amount of the credit will depend on the worker’s income.  Workers whose earnings are too small to have paid taxes may also be eligible for the CTC.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE CHILD TAX CREDIT?
To be eligible for the CTC refund, a single or married worker must:

CLAIMING THE CHILD TAX CREDIT:

To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040.  You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child.

FORMS TO BRING TO A TAX ASSISTANCE SITE
When visiting an Connecticut Tax-Aide Income Tax Assistance or VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site, bring the following:

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:

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SOURCES: 2-1-1 database; Publication 972 : Child Tax Credit posted on the Internal Revenue Service website
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