The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a federal tax credit worth up to $1,000 per child. New rules make the credit more available to working families, even if they did not earn enough to owe federal income taxes. The CTC can reduce or eliminate the tax you owe.
What children can be counted?
An eligible child includes a son, daughter, adopted child, stepchild, grandchild, or eligible foster child who is less than 17 years of age and is a U.S. citizen or resident immigrant.
Can I receive the Child Tax Credit if I receive public benefits?
CTC is not considered as income and should not affect benefits like welfare or TANF, food stamps, SSI, Medicaid, CHIP, foster care, adoption assistance, or public housing.