Advance Child Tax Credit

The deadline to sign up to receive advance Child Tax Credits payments in 2021 was November 15, 2021. However, you can claim the credit—worth up to $3,600 per child—in 2022 by filing your taxes. Learn about virtual, drop-off, and in-person options at nyc.gov/taxprep.

FAQs

Read Advance Child Tax Credit FAQs.

We are here to support you. Here's how:

Free tax preparation
An IRS certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) volunteer preparer with NYC Free Tax Prep can guide you on how to get your payments. Services are available year-round. For more information or to book an appointment, call 311 and say "tax preparation" OR visit nyc.gov/taxprep

Free financial counseling
Before you file your taxes...
The fastest way to get the Child Tax Credit payment is by direct deposit to a bank account. An NYC Financial Empowerment Center counselor can help you open a safe and affordable bank account if you don't have one. To book an appointment, call 311 and say "financial counseling" OR visit nyc.gov/TalkMoney

Beware of Scams

The IRS will NOT call or email to demand payment or personal information for you to get your advance payments. Most people won’t need to take any action in order to receive payments. Report tax scams to the IRS.

Translated Flyers and Posters

Download Claim Advance Child Tax Credit payments by November 15, 2021 Flyer in: English | Español (Spanish) | 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified) | 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional) | 한국어 (Korean)

Download Child Tax Credit payments begin July 15, 2021 Poster in: English | Español (Spanish) | العربية (Arabic) | বাংলা (Bengali) | 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified) | 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional) | Français (French) | Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) | 한국어 (Korean) | Język Polski (Polish) | Русский (Russian) | ردو (Urdu)

Download Child Tax Credit payments begin July 15, 2021 Flyer in: English | Español (Spanish) | العربية (Arabic) | বাংলা (Bengali) | 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified) | 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional) | Français (French) | Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) | 한국어 (Korean) | Język Polski (Polish) | Русский (Russian) | ردو (Urdu)