Applications are still open for Connecticut families to claim the State Child Tax Credit, but the deadline is fast approaching.
Households can receive $250 per child and receive benefits for up to three children, but must apply by July 31.
Governor Ned Lamont enacted the Connecticut Child Tax Rebate 2022 on May 9.
The state was enjoying a budget surplus of nearly $4 billion and decided to return some of that money to taxpayers.
Lamont said he expects the payments to run out in August, around the start of the school year.
“I urge all eligible families in Connecticut to submit an application so that the rebate can be mailed to you without delay,” he said.
Who is Eligible?
Any Connecticut parent who has at least one child under the age of 18 claimable against their taxes in 2021 is eligible to receive the child tax credit.
To receive the maximum discount of $250 per child, the following income requirements must be met:
- Single or married and filing separately: $100,000 or less
- Head of household: $160,000 or less
- Married Joint Filing: $200,000 or less
Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services sent postcards to more than 300,000 households who may be eligible in May.
Those with a higher income may be entitled to a reduced discount.
According to the state’s website, the rebate is reduced by 10% for every thousand dollars the parent’s income exceeds the income guidelines.
The maximum benefit for a household is $750.
To apply, applicants should visit portal.ct.gov/DRS and click on the icon that says 2022 CT Child Tax Rebate.
Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services also set up a dedicated child tax credit phone line at 860-297-5999.
Citizens can call Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if they have any questions.
The application period ends on July 31, 2022.
The Sun has a detailed list of child tax credit programs in each state, including benefit levels and eligible families.
And for the latest child tax credit news, visit The Sun’s CTC live blog.
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