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July 05 2021
Child Tax Credit Changes - Part I

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Recently, there were changes made to the child tax credit that will benefit many taxpayers. As part of the American Rescue Plan Act that was enacted in March 2021, the child tax credit: 

● Amount has increased for certain taxpayers 

● Is fully refundable (meaning you can receive it even if you don’t owe the IRS) 

● May be partially received in monthly payments 

The new law also raised the age of qualifying children to 17 from 16, meaning some families will be able to take advantage of the credit longer. 

The IRS will pay half the credit in the form of advance monthly payments beginning July 15. Taxpayers will then claim the other half when they file their 2021 income tax return. 

Though these tax changes are temporary and only apply to the 2021 tax year, they may present important cashflow and financial planning opportunities today. It is also important to note that the monthly advance of the child tax credit is a significant change. The credit is normally part of your income tax return and would reduce your tax liability. The choice to have the child tax credit advanced will affect your refund or amount due when you file your return. To avoid any surprises, please contact our office. 


Last Updated by Admin on 2021-07-05 02:23:15 PM

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