Child Tax Credit: Resources for Your Community

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Child Tax Credit: Resources for Your Community

The following blogpost comes from our friends at Coalition for Human Needs.

Tax season is over, but families can still claim the full 2021 Child Tax Credit (CTC) - up to $3,600 per child per family! This week, the simplified filing portal, GetCTC.org, re-launched, making it easier for families with no or low incomes to claim the CTC. Studies show that additional income like the CTC is associated with stronger educational performance, improved health, and reduced stress among kids in families with low incomes. The first half of the 2021 CTC reduced food insufficiency. Unfortunately, too many kids are at risk of missing out. School leaders can play key roles in ensuring that schools are spreading the word to families about the CTC and how to claim it. 

Join the Partnership for America's Children, Coalition on Human Needs, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Code for America for a webinar on Thursday, May 19th, 1 pm- 2:30 pm ET:  "It’s Not Too Late to Help Families Get the Expanded Child Tax Credit: GetCTC.org Navigator Training" 

Register here (https://bit.ly/may19ctc). Registrants will receive slides and the recording after the training. The webinar will focus on how community partners can help families claim the CTC through the simplified filing portal, GetCTC.org. You do NOT need to be a tax expert. We will share multilingual, ready-to-use materials that you can use to take simple actions to help families you work with claim this money.

An updated resource toolkit will be made available shortly that schools can use to easily tell families about the CTC, including sample text messages and emails, flyers and more. If you are interested in a training specifically for school leaders, want customized communications or materials for your district, are interested in setting up a unique URL for GetCTC to track your district's outreach impact, or have any questions, please email Julia Beebe with the Coalition on Human Needs & Partnership for America’s Children: jbeebe@chn.org