Governor Cooper Urges Families to Take Action and Apply for Child Tax Credit Payments | Beaufort County Now | Governor Roy Cooper encouraged families across North Carolina to apply for child tax credit payments. These dollars can immediately improve the food and financial security of families with children at a critical time as they work to recover from the pandemic.

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    Governor Cooper Urges Families to Take Action and Apply for Child Tax Credit Payments

    Eligible families must sign up by November 15 deadline

    RALEIGH: Today Governor Roy Cooper encouraged families across North Carolina to apply for child tax credit payments. These dollars can immediately improve the food and financial security of families with children at a critical time as they work to recover from the pandemic. Families can visit GetCTC.org to find out if they are eligible for the payments and sign up to get them. The tool is mobile friendly and can be completed within about 15 minutes in most cases.

    "It is important for eligible North Carolina families to apply for this credit before the rapidly approaching deadline," said Governor Cooper. "These funds will help families recover from the pandemic and care for their children at a time when it is needed most."

    As a result of the American Rescue Plan, more families with children will now qualify and receive money from the child tax credit. The law expanded eligibility, increased the amount of the tax credit, and made it fully refundable. This means even families that don't file taxes or have no or very low income in 2021 can receive the full credit amount. Anyone who has a child with a Social Security number in their household can receive the credit, even if the child's parent or parents who are living in the household do not have a Social Security number. Families that were not required to file taxes this year can visit GetCTC.org to get their tax credit and start receiving payments.

    Access the simplified sign-up tool in English.

    Access the simplified sign-up tool in Spanish.

    Contact: Jordan Monaghan

    Phone: (919) 814-2100  •      Email: govpress@nc.gov
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