Ensuring All Eligible Families Receive the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Child tax credit guideJuly 2021

The new expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) is an unprecedented effort by the federal government to reduce poverty and improve the lives of children by providing stabilizing financial support for families. However, two key groups eligible for the credit may face challenges receiving it: those who do not earn enough to file taxes and families with mixed-immigration status. Children's Cabinets and other collaborative action initiatives can serve an important role in overcoming obstacles. This guide provides information about how Cabinets and similar efforts can ensure that all eligible families receive this transformative benefit as well as a list of helpful resources.