A child tax credit application period has opened in Connecticut, and residents have just weeks to apply.

The child tax credit worth up to $750 is now available to Connecticut families starting on June 1.

A person can claim the credit for up to three eligible children if they apply before July 31.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed the 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate into law on May 9 

After the state had a nearly $4billion budget surplus and decided to return some of it to taxpayers.

After the state had a nearly $4billion budget surplus and decided to return some of it to taxpayers.

The rebate will be sent to you without delays if all Connecticut eligible families submit an application, he said.

Families who live in states with similar programs can seek assistance since the enhanced federal child tax credit has now expired.

Explanation of CTC's expanded return in 2022

Democratic support for the extended CTC failed to prevent its expiration in January without federal intervention.

State CTC programs have been introduced in some states, but many economists have called for an extension of or permanentization of the expanded federal CTC program.

In his $1.8 trillion Build Back Better proposal, President Biden included an increased tax credit for 2022, 

But the bill has no support from Republicans and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin's opposition means it's unlikely to pass.

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