These 16 States Are Still Offering Child Tax Credits to Help Cut Costs

As nationwide child tax credit expansions end these states are stepping up to take care of families.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Associate Editor
Published September 15, 2022
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According to new data released by Census Bureau, 5.2 percent of children lived in poverty in 2021, down 9.7 percent from 2020—one of the lowest rates on record. The reason for this historic low? Many economists point to the expanded child tax credit which was increased from $2,000 to $3,600 per child under 6 following the pandemic.

Unfortunately, this life-saving credit expansion expired earlier this year after the rejection of the Build Back Better act. Now, thousands of families are left in a lurch and child poverty rates are on the rise again.

Although things may seem bleak among tax credit and paid family leave rollbacks, several states are stepping in to support families.

These 16 States Are Providing Some Form of Child Tax Credit to Families in Need:

  1. California
  2. Colorado
  3. Connecticut
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia
  6. Idaho
  7. Maine
  8. Maryland
  9. Massachusetts
  10. New Jersey
  11. New Mexico
  12. New York
  13. North Carolina
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Rhode Island
  16. Vermont

Parents can keep current on what states are offering these credits and what the benefits and requirements are for each state by visiting CNET’s child tax credit article.

You can also learn more about how to cut your childcare costs with these five tips.

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