American received generous support from the federal administration in 2020 and 2021 to tide over the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. in 2021 alone, they received a stimulus check worth $1,400 under the American Rescue Plan.
The Child Tax Credit stimulus payments were also enhanced. Families with children benefitted and the monthly advance disbursal system further made it easier as parents received half the amount at least a year earlier. The rest will be adjusted against the 2021 income tax returns to be filed in 2022.
The last batch of the 3rd stimulus check for 2021 will be sent out this week. The original CTC payments before it was modified under the Rescue Plan was $2,000. But only the amount of $1,400 was refundable. So someone with tax liabilities below $2,000 received less than the total amount.
The CTC funds were also one a year stimulus checks as parents received them only once they had filed their income tax returns. Some people also did not get any refund as the payments were credited to their tax bills.
Child Credit Tax Stimulus Check Increased Under Rescue Plan
The CTC payments were increased to $3,600 for children below 6 under the rescue plan. For children between 6 and 17, the amount was $3,000.
Half the amount was paid through monthly stimulus checks between July and December 2021 with parents receiving between $250 and $300 per child depending on their age.
The last of the monthly CTC stimulus checks will come in this week. If you have linked your bank account with the IRS site, the amount will be credited this week. If not, you will have to wait for weeks for getting your stimulus check through the US postal service.
If you have missed out totally on the $1,400 stimulus payments, you can claim the same by filing your tax returns for 2021 in 2022. Be sure to get all the details rightly as no further federal payments are likely to be declared