How much is the child tax credit 2022 and when will I get it

TIME is running out for thousands of families to apply for new child tax credit payments.

This credit is part of Connecticut’s 2022-2023 budget bill, which was signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont in May.

Families can still receive child tax credits, if eligible

Families can still receive child tax credits, if eligibleCredit: Getty – Contributor

Those eligible for the credit will receive a rebate of $250 per child, which is capped at three children for a total of $750.

To get the maximum amount for each child, eligible recipients must meet the following income thresholds:

  • Single or married filing separately must make $100,000 or less
  • Head of household must make $160,000 or less
  • Married filing jointly have to make $200,000 or less

Eligible families can apply on the Department of Revenue Service portal by clicking on “2022 CT Child Tax Rebate.”

Applications must be submitted by Sunday, July 31.​

Vermont is another state that is taking matters into its own hands after Congress failed to extend expanded child tax credits, which lapsed at the end of last year.

Republican Governor Phil Scott signed off on a $1,000 child tax credit, for every child age five and under, to households earning $125,000 or below.

What is the child tax credit in 2022?

Millions of other American taxpaying parents across the country will see the child tax credit revert back to $2,000 per child this year.

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This is in line with the program offered before the 2021 expansion.

That means for this 2022 tax year, the money will be distributed in the form of a single end-of-year tax credit, per the previous program from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

This will either reduce the size of the recipient’s tax bill or increase their tax refund.

Children must be age 16 or younger to be eligible for the support, and the modified gross income (AGI) cannot exceed $400,000 on a joint return and $200,000 on a single or head-of-household return. 

Above those incomes, a $50 decrease would ensue for every $1,000 in additional income.

How does this compare to federal child tax credits in 2021?

In 2021 only, the federal child tax credit was temporarily boosted to a maximum of $3,600 per child under President Biden’s plan.

Enhanced funds were distributed on a monthly basis to help ensure struggling families a more constant stream of guaranteed income.

From July to December of 2021, eligible families received an advance child tax credit, up to $300 per child under six years old and $250 for children between the ages of six to 17.

To be eligible for the maximum credit, taxpayers had to have an AGI of:

  • $75,000 or less for singles
  • $112,500 or less for heads of household
  • $150,000 or less for married couples filing a joint return and qualified widows and widowers

The purpose of the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law by President Biden in March 2021, was to help families get by amid rising costs and to help bring the US economy back to health after Covid.

Democrats were pushing to extend the credit, but many Republicans opposed the idea.

President Biden has previously called to extend the child tax credit payments until at least 2025.

Research from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has found that the American Rescue Plan helped reduce child poverty by more than 40%.

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