Child Tax Credit Expansion: Average New Boost for Families with Children Average Benefit by Income Group, by State
Impacts of American Families Plan Child Tax Credit Expansion if Extended Through 2022. Hover over each state to see average benefit by income group.
Child Tax Credit made fully refundable (no dollar cap or earnings limit on refundable portion).
Maximum CTC increased to $3,000 for those children age 6 and older, increased to $3,600 for children under age 6.
The increase in the maximum credit amount is phased out starting at $150,000 for married couples, $112,500 for heads of households, and $75,000 for others.
CTC also expanded to include 17-year-olds.
Source:Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) Tax Model, June 2021 *U.S. Census Bureau; 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months