Posted on June 6, 2022
HARTFORD – Applications for the 2022 Child Tax Rebate opened today and will be accepted until July 31 of this year.
It is a one-time rebate for taxpaying residents of Connecticut who have claimed at least one child as a dependent on their taxes. This rebate was passed in the 2022 session as part of the budget adjustment package.
Rebates are expected to go out in late August. The maximum rebate amount is $250 per child and up to three children that were claimed on a filer’s federal income tax return can be claimed as part of the rebate program.
If a taxpayer did not file a 2021 federal income tax return, they are not eligible for the rebate. A child is defined as an individual who is 18 or younger as of December 31, 2021.
In order to be eligible for the maximum rebate, a taxpayer must meet the following income thresholds:
- Single Filer or Married Filing Separately: $100,000 or less
- Head of Household: $160,000 or less
- Married filing Jointly: $200,000 or less
If a taxpayer’s income exceeds these thresholds, they will receive a reduced rebate amount. A taxpayer will receive no rebate if their 2021 Federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is greater than the following income amounts:
- Single Filer or Married Filing Separately: $109,000
- Head of Household: $169,000
- Married filing Jointly: $209,000
Unlike the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) a taxpayer must apply to receive the Child Tax Rebate. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Paper/mailed applications will not be accepted. Taxpayers must supply their name, address, social security number, and their federal AGI for 2021 on the application in order to determine eligibility and the rebate amount.
To apply, click here.
To learn more about the program, click here.