Over 100,000 families have not applied for up to $750 direct payments from $125million pot - deadline is ONE WEEK away

Connecticut's deadline for child tax credits is one week away, but more than 100,000 eligible households have yet to apply.

Families must apply by July 31 for tax credits of $250 per child in a household, with a maximum credit of $750.

The office of Governor Ned Lamont told NBC Connecticut that

170,000 applications have been received, but more than 300,000 families are eligible.

For nearly half of households who qualify for tax credits up to $750, action must be taken this week.

Anyone who may qualify for the tax break is encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Click on "2022 CT Child Tax Rebate" on the Department of Revenue Services' online portal to apply.

To apply for the credit, Connecticut residents can also contact United Way.

To qualify for the credit, you must meet the following income guidelines:

2. Head of household: $160,000 or less

1. Single or married and filing separately: $100,000 or less

3. Married filing jointly: $200,000 or less

For each $1,000 a household earns over those thresholds, the rebate will be reduced by 10%.

Child tax credits are available to Connecticut parents who claimed at least one child under 18 on their 2021 tax return.

According to the CT Mirror, the state is currently receiving 2,000 to 3,000 applications per day, 

But that number is expected to increase as the deadline approaches. The deadline will not be extended beyond July 31

Payments are expected to be made in August, according to Governor Lamont.

The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services provides more information on the child tax credit program.

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