We’ve got exciting news for you! Starting today (July 15th) 90% of families around the country will start getting monthly checks of the newly expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC). Thanks to the American Rescue Plan (ARP) signed by President Biden in March, the Child Tax Credit has now been expanded to reach more families--even if you've made little to no income in the past year. This means more money for more families to raise their kids and to boost the economy! How much money? Starting around July 15th, the expanded Child Tax Credit will provide $300/month for each child under the age of 6 and $250/month for each child age 6-17. That's a whole lot of money!
We are dedicating this week’s #5actions to the Child Tax Credit. We are here to answer all your questions about the CTC and provide ways for you to help spread the word about this amazing program that will cut child poverty in half! In addition, we need YOU to speak out for the CTC. Why? Because unfortunately all the great improvements that have been made to the CTC will go away after a year unless Congress takes immediate action and makes it permanent. So join us in celebrating this amazing moment for our families around the country but also save time to TAKE ACTION!
-- Elyssa, Kristin, Donna, Hanna, Sili, Nate, Amber, Joy, and the rest of the MomsRising / MamásConPoder Team
Sign on to tell Congress: Make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent!
We have exciting news for you! Starting on July 15th, you could be getting up to $300/month per child because of the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC). (If you've filed taxes in the past two years or received a stimulus check you'll get this money automatically!). That’s some serious cash that will do some serious good in helping our families make ends meet during this difficult time. How much good? It will cut child poverty in half! But unfortunately all the great improvements that have been made to the CTC will go away after a year unless Congress takes immediate action and makes it permanent.
CALL your U.S. Senators and tell them “Make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent!”
Your fast phone calls are needed! Today is a big day and we want to make our voices heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill! Join our Child Tax Credit National Call-In Day and call your U.S. Senators to let them know that you want them to make the expansion of the Child Tax Credit permanent. Leaders in Congress are building upon President Biden’s American Families Plan and moving a recovery package through Congress as we speak. Making the improvements to the Child Tax Credit permanent is a big priority for families so we need you to call your Senators right now to apply the pressure needed to guarantee our elected leaders prioritize the CTC in the recovery package.
Text CTC to 747464 and we’ll connect you directly with your Senator’s office. (If you call back a second time you will get your other Senator).
Watch and Share MomsRising’s Child Tax Credit Videos
The expanded Child Tax Credit will provide monthly payments of $300/child under 6 and $250/child aged 6-17. And for the first time ever, it is now available to families who have made little to no income in the past year. We know you might have a lot of questions, including on how to sign-up for the CTC if you haven’t gotten it in the past.
2.) We also want to encourage as many people as possible to take action to make the expansion of the Child Tax Credit permanent. We’ve created a short video that does just that. Watch our new CTC video and share it with your friends and family.
How does the Child Tax Credit help your family?
We want to hear from YOU about how your family plans to use the monthly payments from the Child Tax Credit and how it will help your family make ends meet! The expanded Child Tax Credit is a big deal, but unless Congress takes immediate action, we'll only be able to get the monthly payments for this year! We need your stories to convince our elected leaders to make the expansion of the Child Tax Credit permanent. Your stories make a BIG difference--we’ve been getting requests daily from members of Congress wanting stories on how families around the U.S. are using the CTC money.
Get your Child Tax Credit questions answered!
We know you have a lot of questions about the Child Tax Credit, especially if you do not normally file taxes and this is your first time getting the CTC. Don’t worry we have you covered! We have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to answer all your questions from “how do I get the Child Tax Credit for the first time?” to “what do I do if I’m divorced and share custody?” to “who is eligible for the newly expanded Child Tax Credit?” We are updating this page frequently so you will always have the most up-to-date information from MomsRising (and the IRS!).