Child tax credit payments: If you live in these states, you could get more money

The enhancement of the child tax creditwhich provided financial assistance to millions of parents, ended in 2021. And the proportion of children living in poverty has since increased from 12.1% to 17%, placing 3.7 million children below the poverty line. Now with rising inflation and one possibility of impending recessionseveral states plan to send more money to families this year.

Currently, Congress is not working at the federal level to reinstate the enhanced child tax credit payments. It is now up to states to decide whether they will provide money to families in need. So far, 13 states plan to enact a national child tax credit or offer deductions for households with children; only one of these states awaits the governor’s approval.

Keep reading to see if your state offers (or is considering offering) a child tax credit check. To learn more, see if your state is send gas rebate checks Where stimulus funds in the form of inflation-reducing checks or tax refunds.


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Which States Are Considering Sending Child Tax Credit Checks and Considering Tax Deductions?

California: Families earning less than $25,000 can receive $1,000, either as a reduced tax bill or as a refund. Those earning between $25,000 and $30,000 would receive reduced credit. The credit is only available for children under 6 and the family must be eligible for California earned income tax credit.

Colorado: From January 2023, families with income of $75,000 or less ($85,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly) could get 5% to 30% of the federal credit for each qualifying child. This credit is only available for children under 6 years old.

Connecticut: Eligible families can now request a single tax refund to receive $250 for each child under 18. The rebate is capped at $750 for three children. Here’s who qualifies (PDF): Joint filing couples who earned $200,000 or less in 2021, single filers who earned $100,000 or less, and heads of households who earned $160,000 or less.

Idaho: Families may be eligible to get $205 for each eligible child with the Idaho non-refundable child tax credit.

Maine: Resident taxpayers can request $300 for each eligible child and dependent under the dependent exemption tax credit. Eligible children and dependents are the same as those claimed under the federal child tax credit.

Maryland: Those earning $6,000 or less could get a Refundable tax credit of $500 for every eligible child, under a bill pending approval by Governor Larry Hogan.

Massachusetts: Families can receive $180 for a dependent or $360 for multiple dependents. To be eligible, dependents must be under the age of 12.

New Jersey: The New Jersey Child Tax Credit Program Recently Enacted grants families with an income of $30,000 or less a refundable tax credit of $500 for each child under age 6. Households earning up to $80,000 could qualify for $300.

New Mexico: Families may be eligible $25 to $175 per eligible childbased on income, beginning in tax year 2023 and continuing through tax year 2031.

New York: Eligible families can apply for either 33% federal child tax credit and an additional federal child tax credit for qualifying children or $100 for each qualifying child.

North Carolina: Taxpayers may benefit from a deduction of up to $2,500 for each eligible childdepending on income and filing status.

Oklahoma: Households with an income of less than $100,000 are eligible for 5% federal child tax credit.

Vermont: Households with an income of less than $125,000 are eligible for $1,000 per child 5 years and under.

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Julio V. Miller