University of Wisconsin–Madison

Child Tax Credit Enhancements Under the American Rescue Plan

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice
President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan, includes a significant expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The proposal provides a $125 billion boost in funding for the program, which would double the size of the existing federal credit for households with children. This infographic explains the benefits of this expansion and their potential impact on different racial and income groups.

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