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Child Tax Credits

Reviewed April 2023

What is the Child Tax Credit?

The Child Tax Credit is a way for people with children to pay less taxes and get money back from the IRS.

To learn more about how much money you can get, if you qualify, and what the rules are for people who are not U.S. Citizens, visit

Will the money I get count against my public benefits? 

No. It will not count against DTA cash benefits, SNAP/Food Stamps, SSI, Medicaid, or public housing. 

Can I get free help filing my taxes and getting the money for these credits?

Yes. Visit to find free help. 

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