June 21, 2021 News & Press Releases

On Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, DPVA Highlights Direct Payments Soon Going to Families Across the Commonwealth

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Beginning in July, families will receive monthly payments as part of the Child Tax Credit enhanced in Democrats’ American Rescue Plan.

Richmond, VA — Today is Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, aimed at ensuring parents know about the American Rescue Plan’s historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit and how it will benefit their families. In Virginia specifically, the tax credit will provide relief of up to $1,600 per child to the families of 1.59 million Virginia children, lifting 85,000 out of poverty.

“Thanks to President Biden and Democrats, the American Rescue Plan will soon deliver major tax relief for working families with children through a historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit, and families will start to see those checks in their mailboxes next month. Despite opposition from Glenn Youngkin and Virginia Republicans, the expanded child tax credit will lift 85,000 children out of poverty here in Virginia, help bolster financial security and spur economic growth in our state,” said DPVA Communications Director Grant Fox.