Family Support & Well-being

Child Tax Credit Awareness Campaign and Social Media Toolkit

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a critical part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for the Head Start community. It helps families raising children make ends meet. Experts estimate the new Child Tax Credit has the potential to cut child poverty in half.

Head Start staff can help raise awareness about this major tax relief for working families.

Accessing the Child Tax Credit: How Head Start Programs Can Help

Programs can add their contact information to this fillable PDF handout about the CTC and share it with the families. At any step in the process, program staff can help families access this benefit.

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Use social media to make sure eligible non-filers don’t miss out. Share these social media graphics and sample messages to help parents in your program learn more about the Child Tax Credit.

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Facebook and Twitter Sample Posts

Social media image displaying a family and taxes forms.DYK? Families who did not make enough money to file a 2020 tax return are still eligible for the Child Tax Credit. Use this simple online tool to enroll until Nov. 15, 2021. After that date, families will have to file taxes to receive the CTC. https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/child-tax-credit-non-filer-sign-up-tool #ChildTaxCredit #InvestingWithFamilies

Eligible families with children may qualify for this crucial tax relief, including those who have not made enough money to be required to file taxes. Learn more about the Child Tax Credit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/ #ChildTaxCredit #InvestingWithFamilies

Starting July 15, 2021, the Child Tax Credit will provide eligible families with monthly payments of $300 per child under the age of 6 and $250 per child between 6–17 years old. Learn more about the #ChildTaxCredit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/ #InvestingWithFamilies

The Child Tax Credit has been expanded to $3,600 per child under 6 and $3,000 per child 6–17 years old. Eligible non-filers can use this simple online tool to enroll in the Child Tax Credit until Nov. 15, 2021. After that date, families will have to file taxes to receive the CTC. https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/child-tax-credit-non-filer-sign-up-tool #ChildTaxCredit #InvestingWithFamilies

The Child Tax Credit is here to help families raising children make ends meet. Learn more about this historic relief for working families: https://www.whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/ #ChildTaxCredit #InvestingWithFamilies

Good news! Families who filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020, or signed up to receive a stimulus check from the Internal Revenue Service, will automatically get this tax relief. https://www.whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/ #ChildTaxCredit #InvestingWithFamilies

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The Child Tax Credit is here to help families raising children make ends meet. Automatic monthly payments are available for nearly all working families. Swipe up to learn more! https://www.whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/ #ChildTaxCredit #InvestingWithFamilies

Families with children may qualify for this crucial tax relief, including those who have not made enough money to be required to file taxes. Swipe up to learn more! https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/child-tax-credit-non-filer-sign-up-tool #ChildTaxCredit #InvestingWithFamilies