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On Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, Maryland Democratic Party Highlights Direct Payments Going to Over A Million Families

Jun 21, 2021

Beginning in July, families will receive monthly payments as part of the Child Tax Credit enhanced in Democrats’ American Rescue Plan

Maryland — Today is Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, aimed at ensuring parents know about the American Rescue Plan’s historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit and how it will benefit their families. In Maryland specifically, the tax credit will provide relief of up to $1,600 per child to the families of 1,125,00 children, lifting 52,000 children out of poverty.

“Thanks to President Biden and Democrats, the American Rescue Plan will soon deliver major tax relief for working families with children through a historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit, and families will start to see those checks in their mailboxes next month,” said Maryland Democratic Party Spokesperson Zachary Holman. “Despite opposition from Maryland Republicans like Larry Hogan and Andy Harris, the expanded child tax credit will lift 52,000 children out of poverty here in Maryland, help bolster financial security and spur economic growth in our state.”