Rep. Johnson Helps Roll Out National Child Tax Credit

July 19, 2021
Press Release
More than 50,000 Households Covering 91% Of All Children, in Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District Could Get Up to $300 Per Child Every Month from July-December as Part of the American Rescue Plan Rep. Hank Johnson Helped Pass

ATLANTA, GA—For the July 14 national roll-out of the Child Tax Credit, Rep. Johnson teamed up with local non-profit Our House, the United Way and the IRS to encourage families to be on the lookout for advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit of up to $300 per month per child from now through December.

“Help is here. Child Tax Credit Monthly Payments will help America’s children and put more money in the pockets of hardworking parents sooner to pay for childcare or put gas in the car so they can go to work and help fuel our economy while building better lives for their families,” said Rep. Johnson. “The working people. The so-called little people are the people who are working hard out here and actually paying taxes. This Biden tax credit is a transformational part of the American Rescue Plan to benefit 27 million families and it will cut child poverty in half.”

52,200 households, covering 91.2% of all children, in Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District could get up to $300 per month per child July-December and even more after filing their taxes next year.

“It was a pleasure having Congressman Johnson, Economy Jackson of the United Way and Tracy Carter of the IRS with us to share the work we do for families experiencing homelessness and to have them talk with our families about the new Child Tax Credit,” said Our House President & CEO Tyese Lawyer. “We are excited to see the incredible impact these credits will have and we look to continue to partner with the Congressman, the United Way and the IRS to serve the families in our community.”

“At United Way of Greater Atlanta, we’re focused on the well-being of children, families and communities across our 13-county region,” said United Way of Greater Atlanta Director Asset Building, Income Economy Jackson. “One of our most important areas of work is economic stability. We know that every person whose life we change will go on to change the lives of countless others. And when we work together —pooling our resources, time, and energy — our community impact grows exponentially The Advance Child Tax Credit (ACTC) will give families the needed resources to help them thrive and move forward in their economic recovery.”

The event was steamed live from Congressman Johnson’s Facebook account.

For more information on the benefits, who qualifies and how to ensure you receive your credits,

visit the Child Tax Credit section at irs.gov.

 

What are the Benefits?

  • 52,200 hardworking households, covering 91% of all children, in Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District could get up to $300 per month per child July-December and even more.

  • Nearly all hardworking families should get their monthly payments automatically beginning today (July 15th) with no further action required.

  • Families who did not file a tax return for 2019 or 2020 and who did not use the IRS Non-filers tool last year to sign up for the Economic Impact Payments, should go online and use the IRS Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool to sign up today.

 


How Much Is the Child Tax Credit Expansion from the American Rescue Plan?

The American Rescue Plan expanded the Child Tax Credit to up to $3,600 per child for children ages 0 to 5 and $3,000 per child for children ages 6 to 17. 

 

The American Rescue Plan also authorized advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit through December 2021. Beginning in July and running through December, qualifying families can get up to:

  • $300 a month per child for children ages 0 to 5. $250 a month per child for children ages 6 to 17.

  • Families will get their remaining expanded Child Tax Credit when they file their 2021 tax return.

 

  • Who Qualifies?

Families will qualify for a full credit if their income is below $75,000 for single filers, $112,000 for people filing as head of household, or $150,000 for people who are married and filing jointly.

 

How Do I Get My Payment?

Watch out for scams

According to IRS.gov: “The IRS urges everyone to be on the lookout for scams related to both Advance Child Tax Credit payments and Economic Impact Payments. The IRS emphasized that the only way to get either of these benefits is by either filing a tax return with the IRS or registering online through the Non-filer Sign-up tool, exclusively on IRS.gov. Any other option is a scam.

Watch out for scams using email, phone calls or texts related to the payments. Be careful and cautious: The IRS never sends unsolicited electronic communications asking anyone to open attachments or visit a non-governmental web site.”

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