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March 11, 2022

Trone Urges Marylanders to File Taxes Immediately to Receive Historic Tax Cuts Passed Through the American Rescue Plan 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: March 11, 2022

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, Sasha.Galbreath@mail.house.gov 

Trone Urges Marylanders to File Taxes Immediately to Receive Historic Tax Cuts Passed Through the American Rescue Plan 

The Trone-backed American Rescue Plan has Delivered Over $216 Million in Tax Cuts for 88,000 Hardworking Families Through the Expanded Child Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) urged Marylanders to file their taxes as soon as possible to receive the historic tax cuts created by the American Rescue Plan, which slashed child poverty levels to record lows.

In 2021, the Trone-backed American Rescue Plan delivered over $216 million in tax cuts for more than 88,000 hardworking families in Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District through the expanded Child Tax Credit, according to estimates by the Joint Economic Committee. Many families are expected to receive an even greater tax cut when filing their taxes this year.

“One year ago today, the American Rescue Plan was signed into law to provide a helping hand to folks struggling during the pandemic,” said Congressman David Trone. “Today, I’m highlighting the Child Tax Credit, one of the key components of this legislation, which has helped Marylanders put food on the table, care for their families, and get the relief they deserve.” 

The American Rescue Plan, signed by President Biden in March of 2021, delivered one of the largest tax cuts for the middle class in American history. The law expanded the Child Tax Credit and helped cut child poverty by 40%. To claim this credit, Marylanders must file a 2021 tax return so the IRS has the information needed to calculate and issue their full payments. 

Here are some key facts about the Child Tax Credit:

  • It is not taxable, including the advance monthly payments received last year.
  • Families can get their Child Tax Credit by filing a tax return this year, including those who received part of their Child Tax Credit as advance monthly payments last year. 
  • Receiving it will have no impact on anyone’s eligibility for, or lower the amount of, other federal benefits.
  • If you qualified for advance monthly Child Tax Credit payments but did not receive them, you will receive the full credit amount when you file your tax returns.
  • Anyone, including grandparents, who are legal guardians may be eligible for the Child Tax Credit.

More information about the Child Tax Credit and tax filing can be found here.

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. 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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