Skip to Content

EXPLAINER: How to get up to $3,600 per child in tax credit

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who’ve never filed a tax return will need to do so this year to claim what’s coming to them under the enhanced child tax credit. Previously, only people who earned enough money to owe income taxes could qualify for the full credit. President Joe Biden expanded the program as part of the coronavirus relief package, increasing the size of payments and expanding who’s eligible. Eligible families that didn’t receive advance child tax credit payments can still claim the full amount of the credit on their 2021 tax returns. Payments are to up to $3,600 annually for each child age 5 or under, $3,000 for those ages 6 to 17.

Article Topic Follows: AP National Business

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

The Associated Press


News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content