New! Child Tax Credit (CTC) Resources Available

Nearly 90% of children in the U.S. are eligible for the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC). Families can claim the full 2021 CTC – up to $3,600 per child – by filing tax returns now. Unfortunately, too many kids are at risk of missing out on this credit because their families may not realize they have to file to claim it. As trusted messengers, pediatricians can play key roles in helping families claim the CTC. Families with no or very low incomes who are not required to file tax returns, can continue to file after the April 18th filing deadline, but the sooner families file, the sooner they can get these payments!

Here are some sample actions you might take to help connect your patients and their families to this critical benefit:

✅  Send an email to families in your practice with information on the CTC and how they can claim it, using this email template (text message and robocall templates are also available if these are your preferred communication methods)

✅. Distribute these flyers in multiple languages in your office (these flyers point people to the GetYourRefund website created in partnership with the IRS, which directs people to free in-person or virtual tax filing assistance)

Additional resources, including ready-to-use, multilingual materials are available in this CTC Outreach Toolkit, including different flyers and posters, social media posts, FAQs, information for immigrant families and more.

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