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Published: Dec 10, 2021 4 min read
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The final advance child tax credit payment for 2021 is set to hit bank accounts on Dec. 15, rounding out a six-month series of checks that supported an estimated 61 million American kids.

Now, families are asking: What about 2022?

The American Rescue Plan signed into law earlier this year enhanced the 2021 child tax credit, increasing its maximum value, making it fully refundable and expanding eligibility. Families could qualify for up to $3,000 per child between ages 6 and 17 and $3,600 per child under 6 — and receive half of the sum before actually filing their taxes.