Child Tax Credit

File your taxes to claim your Child Tax Credit payments!

If you received advance CTC payments between July and December 2021, you will need to file a 2021 income tax return to claim the remaining amount of your total credit. If you didn’t receive any advance payments but are eligible, you will need to file to claim the full amount for which you qualify.

Who is Eligible

These people are eligible for the full Child Tax Credit:

  • Married couples with income under $150,000
  • Families with a single parent (also called Head of Household) with income under $112,500
  • Everyone else with income under $75,000

After these thresholds, for every $1,000 of income over, the credit will be reduced by $50.

To confirm your eligibility for the Child Tax Credit, you can use the CTC Eligibility Assistant from the IRS.

Get Help Filing

The IRS announced that the 2022 tax filing season began on Monday, January 24, 2022. The filing deadline to submit 2021 tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2022, for most taxpayers.

GetYourRefund Home Page

Get Your Refund is a free resource created by Code for America to provide you with support to help you file your taxes. Whether you prefer to have a preparer do it for you or just need help along the way, get the support you need!

This page is also available in Spanish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have additional questions about what the Child Tax Credit means for you or how to ensure you receive it? Check out our FAQ guide to the CTC.