Millions of families across the United States are waiting to see if another child tax credit bill will pass. As the wait for federal legislation continues, some states are taking matters into their own hands by planning to send more money to parents in an effort to mitigate the impact of inflation and one possible recession. The parents received their last enhancement of the monthly tax credit for children payment in December, and a final check with their taxes this year.

There are currently no plans to reinstate child tax credit payments at the federal level, but there is a new Republican Senate proposal that send up to $350 per child and includes a work requirement. For now, it’s up to states to decide whether they will provide money to families in need. So far, 16 states plan to adopt a child tax credit or offer deductions for households with children; only one of these states awaits the governor’s approval.

Find out below to see if your state offers (or plans to offer) child tax credit relief, along with the eligibility requirements for your state. To learn more, see if your state is send gas rebate checks Where stimulus funds in the form of inflation-reducing checks or tax refunds.


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Which States Are Considering Sending Child Tax Credit Checks and Considering Tax Deductions?

These are the current states that are considering sending child tax credit checks to families. Note that not all of them are fully refundable, meaning you may need income to receive the full amount owed to you.

California: Families earning less than $25,000 can receive $1,000, either as a reduced tax bill or as a refund. Those earning between $25,000 and $30,000 would receive reduced credit. The credit is only available to children under age 6 and the family must be eligible for the California earned income tax credit.

Colorado: Starting in January 2023, families with incomes of $75,000 or less ($85,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly) could get 5% to 30% of the federal credit for each qualifying child. This credit is only available for children under 6 years old.

Connecticut: Eligible families can now apply for a one-time tax refund to receive $250 for each child under 18. Reimbursement is capped at $750 for three children. Here’s who qualifies (PDF): jointly filing couples who earned $200,000 or less in 2021, single filers who earned $100,000 or less, and heads of households who earned $160,000 or less.

Florida: Nearly 59,000 families in Florida will receive $450 per child, but it’s not yet clear who is eligible. Host families can also receive this financial assistance.

Georgia: In response to its decision to ban access to abortion in the state, Georgia will now allow taxpayers to claim their unborn fetuses as dependents on their tax returns. Taxpayers can get up to $3,000 for the 2022 tax year if they have an unborn child with a detectable heartbeat between July 20 and December 31.

Idaho: Families could be eligible to get $205 for each eligible child with the Idaho non-refundable child tax credit.

Maine: Resident taxpayers can claim $300 for each eligible child and dependent under the dependent tax credit. Eligible children and dependents are the same as those claimed under the federal child tax credit.

Maryland: Those earning $6,000 or less could get a $500 refundable tax credit for each qualifying child, under a bill pending approval by Gov. Larry Hogan.

Massachusetts: Families can receive $180 for one dependent or $360 for multiple dependents. To be eligible, dependents must be under the age of 12.

New Jersey: New Jersey’s recently passed Child Tax Credit program provides families with incomes of $30,000 or less with a refundable tax credit of $500 for each child under age 6. Households earning up to $80,000 could qualify for $300.

New Mexico: Families could be eligible for $25 to $175 per qualifying child, depending on income, beginning in tax year 2023 and continuing through tax year 2031.

New York: Eligible families can claim either 33% of the federal child tax credit and additional federal child tax credit for eligible children, or $100 for each eligible child.

North Carolina: Taxpayers can receive a deduction of up to $2,500 for each qualifying child, depending on income and filing status.

Oklahoma: Households with incomes below $100,000 can get 5% of the federal child tax credit.

Rhode Island: Families could receive child tax credit refunds of up to $250 per child under 18, with a maximum of three children. Eligibility caps at $100,000 of income for a single filing household or $200,000 for joint filers. These checks will automatically be issued to eligible individuals beginning in October.

Vermont: Households with an income of less than $125,000 are entitled to $1,000 per child aged 5 and under.

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