2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments Frequently Asked Questions

These updated FAQs were released to the public in Fact Sheet 2022-17PDF , March 8, 2022.

There have been important changes to the Child Tax Credit that will help many families receive advance payments. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 expands the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for tax year 2021 only.

Below are frequently asked questions about the Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021, separated by topic.

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