Mayor Kim Janey wants Boston families to know about vital available money that can make their children’s lives better.

This year, the federal government is expanding the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and sending advance payments (of $250-300 per child) to eligible families in monthly installments from July to December, 2021. Most families will receive the money automatically; however, families who do not file taxes will need to take action to claim the CTC. The Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment is conducting outreach to these families to ensure an estimated 5,100 Boston children do not miss out on dollars crucial to their care and well-being.

The Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment is spreading awareness of the CTC through an informational website (which includes translations in 12 languages) and is providing over-the-phone assistance through its Financial Navigators program, which can be reached at the Boston Tax Help Coalition Help Line at 617-356-8229. Partnering City departments and local community organizations are also offering assistance to those who have questions about the CTC or need help claiming it.

Read the City of Boston press release.

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