May 20, 2022 Beginning with tax year 2021, eligibility for the Child Tax Credit expanded to residents of Puerto Rico with one or more qualifying children. The 2021 credit is up to $3,600 per child. Eligible families can claim the credit through April 15, 2025, by filing a federal tax return, even if they don't normally file and have little or no income. Urge friends and family to: Visit IRS.gov for eligibility rules, free help options and more Seek reputable tax assistance if they're hiring tax help. Be wary of preparers who promise a larger refund, base their fees on a percentage of the refund, or promise other too-good-to-be-true outcomes.