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Capitol Correspondence - 07.13.21

Toolkit: Learn More About the Advance Child Tax Credits

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Many of our members have reported that the direct support professionals (DSPs) they employ are struggling with child care availability and costs as the pandemic lingers. We anticipate that this resource page by the National Disability Institute, explaining the Advance Child Tax Credit, could help DSPs and individuals supported by our members.

As explained by NDI:

“The Act is set to send a third round of stimulus payments of up to $1,400 per eligible individual or $2,800 for eligible married couples filing jointly. Adults who earned less than $75,000 will receive a full payment, with reduced payments to those earning up to $80,000; married couples who earned up to $150,000 will also receive a full payment with reduced payments to those earning up to $160,000. Children and adult dependents claimed on tax returns within these households are also eligible for $1,400 payments, including college students and some people with disabilities, not just children under 17. Undocumented immigrants are not eligible to receive direct payments. However, unlike previous rounds of payments, this Act would allow residents married to undocumented residents to receive stimulus payments. It is planned that direct deposit payments will be made first and automatically deposited in the bank account utilized on your most recently filed tax return. If the IRS does not have an individual’s direct deposit information, the individual will then receive payments via physical checks or Economic Impact Payment (EIP) debit cards.”

We encourage our members to share the full resource page with their networks, as it contains a more extended Q&A section on this credit.