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The Child Tax Credit, Part Of The American Rescue Plan, Provides Relief For Working Families

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The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded taxpayers to review their eligibility for The Child Tax Credit. The American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit to $3,600 per child for children under 6 years old and $3,000 per child for children ages 6-17. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin distributing monthly payments of up to $300 per child to eligible families in the coming weeks; the remaining half of the 2021 credits must be claimed on income tax returns filed next spring.
 
“This monthly payment from the IRS can make a real difference in the lives of New Yorkers,” said Acting Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Amanda Hiller. “I encourage all working families to review their eligibility and take action right now if they need to register to receive this critical funding. This is money you are entitled to.”
 
If you have filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020, or if you signed up to receive a stimulus check from the Internal Revenue Service, you will get this tax relief automatically. You do not need to sign up or take any action. Visit The Child Tax Credit web page to see how much relief you’re eligible to receive.
 
If you did not have to file taxes in 2019 or 2020, and you did not register for Economic Impact Payments, visit Child Tax Credit for Non-Filers to register.
 
Need help registering?
 
A series of free tax preparation days are being held at community partner locations and at IRS Taxpayers Assistance Centers (TACs) in New York City.

  • The New York TAC office, located at 290 Broadway in Manhattan, will be open on Saturday, June 26, 2021, and Saturday, July 10, 2021, between 10:00 a.m. and 07:00 p.m. to assist taxpayers on a walk-in basis.
  • Urban Upbound, located at 12-15 40th Avenue, Long Island City, will be open on Friday, June 25, 2021 and Friday, July 09, 2021, between 09:00 a.m. and 04:00 p.m. to assist taxpayers on a walk-in basis.
  • COJO Flatbush, located at 1523 Avenue M, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, has volunteered to assist taxpayers with tax return preparation on Friday, June 25, 2021, between 09:00 a.m. and 05:30 p.m. and again on Friday, July 09, 2021, between 09:00 a.m. and 02:00 p.m. Free tax preparation sessions are by appointment only. You are asked to call 718-377-2900 to schedule your appointment.