The Child Tax Credit could reach 9 of every 10 children in Florida! 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.

Yet, many families still do NOT realize they are eligible for these funds or may not know they must file taxes by April 18 to receive their full tax credit. Your help is needed is helping us spread the word.

A staggering total of 3,833,000 Florida children are eligible, according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

 Important Facts

  • EVERY CHILD WITH A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS ELIGIBLE (even if the parent does not have one.) Under a recent federal law, almost every family can receive money from the Child Tax Credit. This includes families that haven’t filed a tax return before and those without recent income.
  • Families who received monthly payments last year will get the second half of the credit when they file taxes this year.
  • Families who missed out on payments last year will still get the full credit when they file a tax return this year.

“These funds directly support families with the high cost of raising children,” said Roy Miller, president of American Children’s Campaign. “But millions of eligible American families have no idea that they qualify, let alone how to get this credit. We encourage all Floridians to help each other. Visit GetYourRefund.org in order to determine eligibility and get the credit.”

In 2021, 9 out of 10 children were eligible for the expanded Child Tax Credit payments across the nation. Most of the families who received the credit used monthly payments to pay for basic needs like food, clothing, housing, utility costs and education.

To Get Full Tax Credit, You Must File Your Taxes This Year

If Florida families received monthly payments last year, they must file a 2021 tax return to get the second half of the credit this year. If they missed out on payments during 2021, they’ll still get the complete credit when they file taxes this year.

Where to Get Help

American Children’s Campaign is committed to helping Floridians understand their eligibility for the Child Tax Credit and how to get it when filing their 2021 taxes. For families filing for the first time, or those who need help completing their forms, free resources for support are available:

  • Visit GetYourRefund.org to learn about your eligibility and how to get the credit when filing your 2021 tax return.
  • Call 211 to be connected with local IRS-certified free tax filing assistance or virtual help.
  • Visit GetYourRefund.org to virtually connect with an IRS-certified volunteer for support.
  • For support with tax issues, find your local Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic for free legal help on tax issues with the IRS, or make an appointment with your local Taxpayer Assistance Center.

 

 

 

 

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