The enhanced Child Tax Credit stimulus check was given to support children during a pandemic. The American Rescue Plan, 2021, ensured that the most vulnerable group was not denied necessities. And families with enough mean to last through the pandemic, but affected just as well could keep the money aside for their children’s higher education.
The one-time payment has been replaced by the system of advance stimulus check against the 2021 income tax returns to be filed in 2022. Families are eligible for $300 per month for each child under 6 and $250 per month for children between 6 and 17.
50% of the payment will be paid through the monthly check, in 6 months. The rest 50% will be adjusted against the income tax return to be paid next year. it will either be a one-time check or will be deducted if tax is payable.
Getting The Rest 50% Off The Enhanced CTC Stimulus Check
Most families are expected to receive a one-time stimulus check of the child credit tax amount that they received over 6 months. That would work out to a total of between $1,500 and $1,800 for each child. And that is half the total amount.
Families signing up only in November can collect a catch-up payment for previous dues. It will work out to a stimulus check of the sum of the amount payable over 6 months between July and December. This enhanced stimulus check is expected to arrive by the middle of December for families.
Families who get their check through mail get them a couple of weeks later. Families receiving the first half of the CTC stimulus check should be aware that they are only receiving an advance against their tax returns for 2021 to be filed the next year.
It is expected that the Build Back Better Act will lead to an extension in the CTC stimulus check payment. It has already moved through the House and needs Senate approval.