Kaptur Statement on Child Tax Credit Payments Beginning July 15

July 12, 2021
Press Release
Nearly 94 Percent of Children in Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District Will Benefit

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement regarding Child Tax Credit payments of up to $300 per month, per child arriving in bank accounts and mailboxes this week. Due to the passage of the American Rescue Plan - championed by Congressional Democrats and signed by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021 - Child Tax Credit payments will start being delivered July 15. Nearly 94 percent of children in Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District will benefit from these payments, improving the lives of 149,500 kids and lifting 14,300 out of poverty.

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.

“Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, families across northern Ohio will receive up to $300 a month per child that can be used to offset the cost of rent, groceries, childcare, and more,” said Rep. Kaptur. “Rather than bailing out banks with taxpayer dollars or cutting tax rates for the largest corporations in America, it is time we invest in the middle class families who power our economy. These Child Tax Credit payments will put money directly in the pockets of hardworking parents striving to build opportunity and provide for their children.”

Beginning July 15 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 returns.

Families who filed 2019 or 2020 taxes, or signed up to receive an Economic Impact Payments, will receive the monthly Child Tax Credit payments automatically via direct deposit or a check in the mail.

Families who did not file 2019 or 2020 taxes, or did not sign up to receive Economic Impact Payments should use the IRS Child Tax Credit Non-Filer Sign-Up Tool online today. Those who wish to unenroll from the advance payments should use the IRS Child Tax Credit Update Portal.

More information on the Child Tax Credit payments can be found here.

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For more information contact Chris Dalton at (202) 897-7438 or Chris.Dalton@mail.house.gov.