Claim Your Child Tax Credit

Use our simplified tax filing tool to claim your Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit, and any missing amount of your third stimulus payment.

This form usually takes about 15 minutes to complete, and tax documents are not required. If you want to claim the additional money with the EITC, you will need your W-2(s) from your employer.

Most families can get thousands of dollars from the Child Tax Credit

Putting cash in your family’s pocket for the things you need, even if you make little or no money.

Do my children qualify?

Your children probably qualify if they lived with you for most of 2021, they were under 18 at the end of 2021, and they were not born in 2022. GetCTC will walk you through a few quick questions to make sure.

How much will I get from the Child Tax Credit?

The Child Tax Credit for tax year 2021 is up to $3,600 per child under 6, and $3,000 per child age 6-17.

If you received any monthly Advance Child Tax Credit payments in 2021, you need to file taxes this year to get the second half of your money. The rest of your Child Tax Credit will be issued in one payment.

If you have not received any Child Tax Credit payments yet, you can file simplified taxes now to get the whole credit.

How much will I get from the Earned Income Tax Credit?

The Earned Income Tax Credit is calculated by the amount of earned income you received in 2021, your filing status, and the number of qualifying children claimed as dependents on your simplified tax return. The credit is a range from $560 to $6,935 based on your specific tax situation.

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