DCHS Hosting Free Sessions to Help Resident Sign Up for Child Tax Credit

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DCHS Hosting Free Sessions to Help Residents Sign Up for Child Tax Credit

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2021

The Department of Community and Human Services is hosting free sessions with Community Tax Aid, Inc. on June 26 and July 10 to help families access the American Rescue Plan 2021 Child Tax Credit through filing a tax return or signing up without submitting a return.

Nearly all families with children ages 17 and under will qualify for the new enhanced child tax credit, which provides $3000-$3600 in tax benefits per child. The credit will provide crucial relief to low-income families, including those who did not work or make enough to file a tax return.

Families with eligible children that filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020 or signed up to receive a stimulus check from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will get this tax relief automatically and do not need to take further action.

Families with eligible children who have not yet filed taxes for 2019 or 2020 need to file as soon as possible. Families who did not file because they earned too little or did not work can sign up to receive payments using the easy non-filer sign up tool

Those needing assistance filing tax returns or signing up for the credit can call 703.831.2118 to sign up for an appointment with Community Tax Aid, Inc. on June 26 and July 10 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Any additional dates will be listed online.

Learn more about the Child Tax Credit, who is eligible and how to receive payments.

To request a reasonable accommodation or an alternative format, email  maurice.tomdio@alexandriava.gov or call 571.384.5244, Virginia Relay 711. 

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Carmen Andres, Public Information Specialist, at carmen.andres@alexandriava.gov.