If you live in Connecticut and have children, you may be eligible for a one-time rebate of up to $750 from the state.
But it would be best if you acted fast because the application deadline is July 31, 2022. Here’s what you need to know about the CT Child Tax Rebate 2022 and how to get it.
What is the CT Child Tax Rebate 2022?
The CT Child Tax Rebate 2022 program gives low- and moderate-income families with children a cash boost of up to $250 per child, with a maximum of $750 for up to three children. The state’s budget surplus funds the program and aims to help families cope with rising living costs after the pandemic.
Who is eligible for the CT Child Tax Rebate 2022?
To qualify for the CT Child Tax Rebate 2022, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be a 2020 tax return filer before October 15, 2021.
- You must have a Connecticut adjusted gross income (AGI) below $75,000 for single filers or $150,000 for joint filers.
- You must not have been declared dependent in the 2020 tax year.
- You must have been a Connecticut resident for at least six months in 2020 and on the payment date.
- You must have at least one qualifying child under 17 as of December 31, 2020.
How to apply for the CT Child Tax Rebate 2022?
To receive the CT Child Tax Rebate 2022, you must apply online at ct.gov/drs by July 31, 2022. You will need the following:
- Social Security number
- filing status
- AGI from your 2020 tax return.
- You can receive your payments, whether by direct deposit or paper check.
When will I receive my CT Child Tax Rebate 2022?
The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) expects to issue the payments between August and September 2022. You can check your payment status online at ct.gov/drs or by calling 1-860-297-5962.
Where can I get help with my CT Child Tax Rebate 2022 application?
If you need help applying online, visit The Village for Families & Children at Village South at 331 Wethersfield Ave, from 9 to 4 and Thursdays until July 31.
The Village is a nonprofit organization that offers the community free financial resources and services.
You can also call United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut at (860) 971-4750 and leave a message to set up an appointment to file your tax return if you haven’t done so yet.
What else should I know about the CT Child Tax Rebate 2022?
The CT Child Tax Rebate 2022 differs from the federal stimulus checks issued in 2020 and 2021. The federal stimulus checks were based on your income and number of dependents in the current or previous tax year, while the CT Child Tax Rebate 2022 is based on your income and number of children in the 2020 tax year.
The federal stimulus checks were tax-free and did not affect your eligibility for other benefits or programs.
However, the CT Child Tax Rebate 2022 may be taxable and affect your eligibility for specific state programs, such as Medicaid or SNAP. You should consult a tax professional or a benefits counselor if you have questions about how the rebate may impact your situation.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get some extra cash for your family.
The CT Child Tax Rebate 2022 is a rare opportunity to get extra cash for your family from the state.
But it would help if you acted fast because the application deadline is July 31, 2022. Don’t miss this chance to claim your rebate and use it for whatever you need, whether it’s groceries, gas, bills, savings, or something else.
Apply online today at ct.gov/drs and prepare to receive your payment in August or September.