Fifteen states have child tax credits in place in 2024. Is your state one of them?


The 2024 tax season is in full swing, and the IRS has already processed nearly 14 million returns in the first week of filing. If you're considering taking advantage of tax credits, you probably know whether you qualify for the federal child tax credit of up to $2,000 per child. However, you may be eligible for an additional child tax credit from your state this year.

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Minnesota leaders estimate that the average child tax credit should be about $1,200 and that about 300,000 residents would be eligible for the credit. Minnesota, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and nearly a dozen other states have child tax credits that exceed federal benefits.

Find out if you live in one of the 15 states that offer the Supplemental Child Tax Credit and your state's eligibility requirements below. For more information about taxes, see when you can take the child tax credit, how to file your taxes for free, and our picks for the best tax software.

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Which states offer child tax credits?

These states plan to send child tax credit checks to households in 2024. Please note that not all states offer full refunds. This means you may need income to receive the full amount owed.

Arizona: Families can receive a non-refundable $100 credit for dependents under the age of 17. Arizona taxpayers can also receive an additional $25 for each dependent over the age of 17.

California: Families with incomes under $25,000 are eligible to receive $1,000. Those earning between $25,000 and $30,000 would receive a reduced credit. This credit is only available to her children under the age of 6, and the family must qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit.

Colorado: Households with incomes of $75,000 or less ($85,000 for married couples filing jointly) can receive up to $1,200 per qualifying child. This credit is only available to her children under 6 years of age.

Idaho: Under Idaho's non-refundable child tax credit, families can receive $205 for each eligible child under age 16.

Maine: Resident taxpayers are eligible to claim $300 for each qualifying child and dependent under the dependent care tax credit. Eligible children and dependents are the same as children claimed under the Federal Child Tax Credit.

Maryland: People with incomes of $6,000 or less can receive a $500 refundable tax credit for each qualifying child under 17.

Massachusetts: Families are eligible to receive $180 for one dependent and $360 for multiple dependents. Dependents must be under the age of 12 to qualify.

Minnesota: Families can receive $1,750 for each eligible child. This credit is phased out for single filers with income over $29,500 and joint filers with income over $35,000.

New Jersey: The New Jersey Child Tax Credit Program provides a refundable tax credit of $500 for each child under age 6 to households with incomes of $30,000 or less. Households with incomes up to $80,000 will be eligible for $300.

New Mexico: Depending on income, households may be eligible to receive between $75 and $175 per qualifying child through tax year 2031.

new york: Eligible families can claim either 33% of the Federal Child Tax Credit and the Federal Supplemental Child Tax Credit for an eligible child or $100 per eligible child. The state expanded the credit to children under 4, after previously only targeting children 4 and older.

Oklahoma: Households with incomes under $100,000 are eligible for the 5% federal child tax credit (PDF).

Oregon: Households with incomes less than $30,000 are eligible to receive $1,000 for each child under age 5.

Utah: Eligible households will receive $1,000 for each child between the ages of 1 and 4. This amount is reduced by $10 for every dollar she earns above a certain income threshold.

Vermont: Families with incomes less than $125,000 will receive $1,000 for each child under age 5.

We will update this list as more states decide to pay out the Child Tax Credit. We've put together a tax season cheat sheet to help you figure out everything you need to know about taxes this year.



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