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Rep. Lightbody recognizes Child Tax Credit Awareness Day

Historic investment in working families will lift 132,000 Ohio children out of poverty
June 21, 2021
Mary Lightbody News

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today recognized Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, a day to bring awareness to the historic Child Tax Credit included in the American Rescue Plan. It is the largest Child Tax Credit ever and provides significant relief to the most working families ever. The American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit to $3,000 for families whose children are between 6-17 years old and $3,600 for families with children under 6 years old. The additional relief will impact some 2,372,000 Ohio children, and could lift 132,000 Ohio children out of poverty.

“This tax credit helps put families first and helps to build a better, brighter future for millions of children across the country. These automatic monthly payments will help Ohio families meet basic needs including childcare, groceries, and housing. The Child Tax Credit will provide families with support needed for kids to grow and thrive,” said Rep. Lightbody.

Working families will get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent. Starting July 15, most families will automatically receive monthly payments without having to take any action. 

To learn more about the Child Tax Credit, visit