Child tax credit 2022 update – Automatic payments worth up to $2,000 ‘still there’ after 2021 checks stopped

AUTOMATIC payments worth up to $2,000 are still being sent out after the enhanced child tax credit payments ended in December.

While families will not receive a $300 check this month, tax credits, worth up to $2,000, remain available to struggling families, as Politico reports.

Senator Joe Manchin told reporters: “People think it’s all gone by the wayside – that hasn’t happened. The child tax credit is still there.”

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is workshopping a bill that could reinstate the payments if passed, and make up for the money parents don’t see in January, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

“If we get it done in January, we’ve talked to Treasury officials and others about doing double payments in February as an option,” she said.

Families could be getting new “$3,600 stimulus” payments when tax returns are filed this year, following the end of direct 2021 check boosts.

Although most families received six advance child tax credit payments in 2021, worth up to $1,800 per kid, they could now receive up to $3,600 per child under the age of six when tax returns are filed in April.

The payments are part of the child and dependent tax credit. The credit is to help families provide care and support for their children by covering other costs.

The amount is up to $3,000 per child for parents with dependents between the ages of six-17.

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