Updated Child Tax Credit Outreach Resources

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Updated Child Tax Credit Outreach Resources

There's still time for schools to help families claim the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC)! More than 4 million kids, primarily those in households with low incomes, are at risk of missing out on the CTC, which provides up to $3,600 per child. While the tax filing deadline has passed, families with no or low incomes can continue to file to claim the CTC without penalty. In early May, a simplified online filing portal, GetCTC.org, relaunched. The portal, created by Code for America in collaboration with the U.S. government, makes it easier for families without filing obligations to claim the credit. As trusted community institutions, schools can help spread the word about the CTC. Check out these CTC outreach resources for schools (also available on this new CTC outreach website from the Coalition on Human Needs and the Partnership for America's Children), which includes webinar recordings for community partners, as well as multilingual flyers, sample text messages and emails, posters and other resources that schools can use to help communicate to families about the CTC. School staff do not have to be tax experts to help families claim the credit, and the new portal makes it easy for families to claim the money on their own. If you have any questions, are looking for additional resources or training, want support with CTC outreach in your district, or would like a unique URL for GetCTC.org to help track your outreach impact, please contact Julia Beebe with the Coalition on Human Needs: jbeebe@chn.org