La Crosse, WI — Today, Rep. Ron Kind is highlighting a new report from the Joint Economic Committee estimating that 70,000 Child Tax Credit monthly tax cut payments were delivered to families in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District in August. A total of $33.4 million in tax cuts went back in the pockets of hardworking families across the district.
Statewide, 601,000 monthly tax cut payments went to families in August for a total of $267.5 million. The average payment was $445. Nationwide, the Joint Economic Committee estimates the Child Tax Credit tax cuts are putting $19.3 billion into local economies each month, supporting local jobs and businesses.
“This historic tax cut is already making a big impact, helping hardworking families across Wisconsin cover the cost of child care, put food on the table, and build brighter futures for their children,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “Most families should receive their monthly Child Tax Credit payment automatically with no further action required. However, families who didn’t file a tax return for 2019 or 2020 should use the IRS Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool as soon as possible to sign up for this relief.”
The third round of Child Tax Credit payments went out on September 15, 2021. According to the IRS:
- Like the prior payments, the vast majority of families received them by direct deposit.
- For those receiving payments by paper check, be sure to allow extra time, through the end of September, for delivery by mail. Those wishing to receive future payments by direct deposit can make this change using the Child Tax Credit Update Portal available only on IRS.gov. To access the portal or to get a new step-by-step guide for using it, visit IRS.gov/
childtaxcredit2021. A change made by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Oct. 4 will apply starting with the October payment.
- Payments are automatic. Aside from filing a tax return, which could include filing a simplified return from the Non-filer Sign-up Tool, families don’t have to do anything if they are eligible to receive monthly payments.
- Families who did not get a July or August payment and are getting their first monthly payment in September will still receive their total advance payment for the year of up to $1,800 for each child under age 6 and up to $1,500 for each child ages 6 through 17. This means that the total payment will be spread over four months, rather than six, making each monthly payment larger. For these families, each payment is up to $450 per month for each child under age 6 and up to $375 per month for each child ages 6 through 17.
On September 15, Rep. Kind voted to advance portions of the Build Back Better Act through the Ways and Means Committee, including provisions to extend the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Child Tax Credit.