Child tax credit brings monthly checks to millions of families

Thanks to the successful passage of the American Rescue Plan, tens of millions of American families covering nearly 60 million children will begin to see their much-needed first monthly Child Tax Credit payment hit their bank accounts (for 86% of families) or arrive in the mail today or in the next few days.

Just four months after passage, the first monthly child tax credit payments are being delivered and will continue on the 15th of every month this year going forward. This effort will help lift so many children across our country out of poverty

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Posters, flyers, and other support material for distribution to friends and co-workers:

If you are experiencing issues:

  • Call the IRS Child Tax Credit call center is 1-800-908-4184. The phone lines are least crowded in the mornings. If the matter doesn’t get resolved, try another time with another agent.
  • Reaching out to your Congressional offices has been helpful as some have dedicated inboxes related to the IRS.
  • Try Tax Advocate Service – They only take certain cases and will want to confirm that you’ve tried other avenues.