HOW DOES THE NEW CHILD TAX CREDIT WORK IN WASHINGTON?

From the Seattle P-I:

On July 15, many Washington families will receive the first of six monthly payments from the federal government as part of its newly augmented child tax credit.

From now until December, eligible families can receive $300 per month for each child under 6 and $250 per month for each child between the ages of 6 and 17. This is thanks to a massive COVID-19 relief package that Congress passed in March.

At a press conference in Seattle last month, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Medina) said the tax credit will benefit 1.4 million children across the state.

But how exactly does this work? Who’s eligible? And when will the payments arrive? Keep reading for answers to the questions many families across the state are asking about the expanded tax credit.

Read the full article here.