Advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) Payments

Families claiming the CTC for tax year 2021 will receive up to $3,000 per qualifying child between the ages of 6 and 17 at the end of 2021. They will receive $3,600 per qualifying child under age 6 at the end of 2021. The amounts are reduced for incomes over:
  • $150,000 for married taxpayers filing a joint return and qualifying widows or widowers;
  • $112,500 for heads of household; and
  • $75,000 for all other taxpayers.
Advance payments of the 2021 CTC will be made regularly from July through December to eligible taxpayers who have a main home in the United States for more than half the year. The total of the advance payments will be up to 50 percent of the CTC. Advance payments will be estimated from information included in taxpayers' 2020 tax returns (or their 2019 returns if the 2020 returns are not yet filed and processed).
Taxpayers who do not want to receive advance payments will have the opportunity to decline them. Taxpayers will also have the opportunity to update information about changes in income, filing status or the number of qualifying children. Read more here.