As Improved Child Tax Credit Hits Bank Accounts, Allred Touts Impact on North Texas Families

July 15, 2021
Press Release

DALLAS — Today, initial payments of the expanded Child Tax Credit land in North Texans’ bank accounts, a provision which Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) supported in the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan expanded and improved the credit so that it is partially issued in monthly payments averaging $250 per month per child, and $300 per month for a child under six. 

“As a dad of two young children, I know how difficult this pandemic has been for families with young kids and we need to support them as we begin to build back better,” said Allred. “The improved Child Tax Credit is putting more money into the pockets of North Texas parents, to make sure our kids have the resources they need — whether that’s child care, diapers, food or any other expenses. I was proud to vote to expand and improve the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan and will keep doing all I can to help middle-class North Texas families.”

The tax credit was expanded from $2,000 to $3,600 for children under age 6 and to $3,000 for children ages 6 to 17. The child benefit will be based on parents’ 2019 tax return until they file their 2020 return. Non-filers may still be eligible for this benefit and can assess their eligibility here.

The House Appropriations Committee highlighted the impact of the expanded tax credit in Congressional districts across America here

Key impacts of the expanded Child Tax Credit on families in Texas’ 32nd District: 

  • An estimated 162,300 children, or 84.9%, in the 32nd district will benefit from expanded and improved Child Tax Credit.
  • The average benefit for 48,100 households is $3,000.
  • The expanded and improved Child Tax Credit lifts 13,400 children in the 32nd district out of poverty.
  • Because of the larger benefit for the youngest, 4,700 kids under the age of six are raised out of poverty.
  • Families with children in poverty will receive $4,500 on average. 
  • The expanded tax credit will get 1,800 children in the 32nd district out of deep poverty.