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June 22, 2021

Trone Reveals up to 130,500 Children in Maryland’s Sixth District Will Benefit from Child Tax Credit Monthly Payments Beginning in July

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June 21, 2021

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov 

Trone Reveals up to 130,500 Children in Maryland’s Sixth District Will Benefit from Child Tax Credit Monthly Payments Beginning in July

**Families Could Get Up to $300 Per Child Every Month July-December as Part of American Rescue Plan Trone Helped Pass**

GAITHERSBURG – Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) released new data revealing 130,500 children in Maryland’s Sixth District will benefit from the advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit beginning in July. Trone spoke with Congresswoman Suzan Delbene (WA-01), Vice-Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, about the impact of the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Child Tax Credit for hardworking families.

“The American Rescue Plan’s improved Child Tax Credit will lift Marylanders out of poverty and give our nation’s children the opportunities they deserve,” said Congressman David Trone. “This policy ensures that all of our children have the resources needed to live happy, healthy, and safe lives.”

Lifting Children out of Poverty in Maryland’s Sixth District

  • 42,000 hard working households, covering 74.6% of all children (130,500 children) in Maryland’s Sixth District could get up to $300 per month per child July-December and even more after filing their taxes next year.
  • Nearly all hardworking families should get their monthly payments automatically beginning July 15th with no further action required.
  • Families who did not file a tax return for 2019 or 2020 and who did not use the IRS Non-filers tool last year to sign up for the Economic Impact Payments, should go online and use the IRS Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool to sign up today.
  • The expanded and improved Child Tax Credit lifts 6,400 children in Maryland’s Sixth District out of poverty, and 1,300 children out of deep poverty.

Major Tax Relief for Nearly All Working Families:

How Much Is the Child Tax Credit Expansion from the American Rescue Plan?

The American Rescue Plan expanded the Child Tax Credit to up to $3,600 per child for children ages 0 to 5 and $3,000 per child for children ages 6 to 17. 

The American Rescue Plan also authorized advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit through December 2021.  Beginning in July and running through December, qualifying families can get up to:

  • $300 a month per child for children ages 0 to 5.
  • $250 a month per child for children ages 6 to 17.

Families will get their remaining expanded Child Tax Credit when they file their 2021 tax return.

Who Qualifies?

Families will qualify for a full credit if their income is below $75,000 for single filers, $112,000 for people filing as head of household, or $150,000 for people who are married and filing jointly.

How Do I Get My Payment?

  • Nearly all hardworking families should get their monthly payments automatically beginning July 15th with no further action required. If you’ve filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020, or if you signed up to receive a stimulus check from the Internal Revenue Service, you will get this tax relief automatically. You do not need to sign up or take any action.
  • Families who did not file a tax return for 2019 or 2020 and who did not use the IRS Non-filers tool last year to sign up for the Economic Impact Payments, should go online and use the IRS Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool to sign up today.
  • Families who got their refunds from the IRS through direct deposit will get these payments in their bank account around the 15th of every month until the end of 2021. People who don’t use direct deposit will receive their payment by mail around the same time.
  • Families will be able to determine their eligibility, check the status of their payments and more at IRS.gov/childtaxcredit2021 later this month.  

Watch out for scams

According to IRS.gov: “The IRS urges everyone to be on the lookout for scams related to both Advance Child Tax Credit payments and Economic Impact Payments. The IRS emphasized that the only way to get either of these benefits is by either filing a tax return with the IRS or registering online through the Non-filer Sign-up tool, exclusively on IRS.gov. Any other option is a scam.

Watch out for scams using email, phone calls or texts related to the payments. Be careful and cautious: The IRS never sends unsolicited electronic communications asking anyone to open attachments or visit a non-governmental web site.”

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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