Last week the IRS announced plans to move forward with direct cash payments to taxpayers eligible for the child tax credit. Payments will start in July and run through December of this year.
The IRS estimates that about 39 million households and 88% of children in the U.S. will be eligible for the credit. But there are phaseouts based on income. And if you aren’t phased out, the amount you get depends on your adjusted gross income and the age of your child as of 12/31/2021.
Here’s a quick overview of the credit, how it pays out, who is eligible and how to calculate your monthly payment.
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