Child Tax Credit

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Have you gotten your payments from the IRS to help with the cost of raising kids? Don't miss out!

The Child Tax Credit has been expanded to reach children in Michigan, many of whom are in families that do not realize their eligible for these funds. Each household could receive up to $3,600 for each child under 6 years old, and up to $3,000 for each child between 6 and 17 years old. This money is not a loan.

There is no action required for Michiganders who have children and have already filed taxes this year, even if they did not explicitly claim the Child Tax Credit. If someone’s family status has changed since filing their taxes, they can update their marital status, income, number of dependents and bank information on the IRS Child Tax Credit Update Portal.

Half of an individual’s credit will be issued in monthly payments in 2021, the other half in 2022 when they file a tax return.

  • Even if you didn’t file taxes this year, you can still get the Child Tax Credit.
  • You could get up to $3,600 per child in your household:
    • If your child is under 6 years old, you can get up to $3,600 per child.
    • If your child is between 6 and 17 years old, you can get up to $3,000 per child.
  • This money is not a loan.
  • You can get this credit even if you don’t have recent income.
  • Getting this credit won’t change any other federally-funded public benefits you receive.
    • Even if you owe taxes from a previous year, you can still receive the Child Tax Credit payments this year. When you file taxes next year, your remain tax credit will go toward paying off outstanding taxes first, and then you’ll receive what’s left over.
  • If you haven’t gotten your credit yet, you will need to send your information to the IRS.
  • If you weren’t required to file taxes this year, you can visit GetCTC.org to get your tax credit and start receiving payments.
  • If you need to file a tax return, call 211 or visit GetYourRefund.org for free help.
  • If your child has a Social Security number, your family likely qualifies for the expanded Child Tax Credit.
  • Non-citizen parents can still apply for the Child Tax Credit under the new law if their children hold social security numbers or if they have an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN).
  • You could get up to $3,600 per child in your household:
    • If your child is under 6 years old, you can get up to $3,600 per child.
    • If your child is between 6 and 17 years old, you can get up to $3,000 per child.
  • This money is not a loan.
  • Receiving this credit will not change your immigration status or your ability to apply for citizenship. The IRS does not share citizenship information with immigration or any other federal agency.
  • Visit GetCTC.org to find out more about how to get your credit.
  • For free and confidential tax filing help, you can call 211 or visit GetYourRefund.org. Some Low Income Taxpayer Clinics can provide help with getting or renewing Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN).
  • Families of all kinds qualify for money under the expanded Child Tax Credit.
  • If you are the caregiver of a child under 18 years old, who lives with you for more than half the year, you could get thousands of dollars from this new credit. This includes if you are a grandparent, aunt or uncle, adoptive parent, sibling or a foster parent.
    • If a child in your home is under 6 years old, you can get up to $3,600 to help cover the cost of that child.
    • If a child in your home is between 6 and 17 years old, you can get up to $3,000 to help cover the cost of that child.
  • You can get this credit even if you don’t have recent income.
  • This money is not a loan.
  • If you haven’t gotten your credit yet, you will need to send your information to the IRS. Visit GetCTC.org to find out more about how to get your credit.

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