May 16, 2022 Beginning with tax year 2021, eligibility for the Child Tax Credit expanded to residents of Puerto Rico with one or more qualifying children. A grandchild may be a qualifying child if you meet eligibility rules. The 2021 Child Tax Credit is up to $3,600 for each qualifying 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. Hiring someone to help with your tax return? Be sure to seek reputable tax assistance. 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. Check eligibility rules and find more information at IRS.gov.