Rep. Adriano Espaillat Reminds Harlem Parents That Child Tax Credit Starts Today

This week, Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat hosted a virtual roundtable to encourage hardworking families to be on the lookout for advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit.

The Child Tax Credit is up to $300 per month, per child, beginning July 15th, 2021, through December.

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Child Tax Credit Monthly Payments will help set America’s children up for success and put more money in the pockets of hardworking parents, to pay for child care or put gas in the car so they can go to work and help fuel our economy while building better lives for their families.

Nearly all hardworking families – roughly 46,000 households, covering more than 90 percent of children in New York’s 13th Congressional District – should begin seeing their monthly payments automatically after July 15th with no further action required.

Monthly payments starting in July:

For the first time, people will receive the Child Tax Credit in monthly payments.

  • For every child 6-17 years old, families will get $250 each month, and for every child under 6 years old, families will get $300 each month

The 80% who get their refunds from the IRS through direct deposit will get these payments in their bank account on the 15th of every month until the end of 2021.

People who don’t use direct deposit will receive their payment by mail around the same time.

The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest child tax credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever.

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If you’ve filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020, or if you signed up to receive a stimulus check from the Internal Revenue Service, you will get this tax relief automatically – starting today.

  • $3,000 per child 6-17 years old
  • $3,600 per child under 6 years old
  • All working families will get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent (also called the head of household).
  • You do not need to sign up or take any action.

Watch Replay of the virtual forum held by Rep. Espaillat earlier this week at

To learn more about monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit, visit

Representative Espaillat is the first Dominican American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and his congressional district includes Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill, and the northwest Bronx.

First elected to Congress in 2016, Representative Espaillat is serving his third term in Congress.

Representative Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities.

He is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he serves as the Second Vice-Chair and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, where he serves as Deputy Whip.

Representative Espaillat also currently serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at

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