For Immediate Release: October 14, 2021
Contact: Renee Alves, 304-720-8682
Charleston, WV – The American Rescue Plan has been providing families with monthly installments of the Child Tax Credit since July, but the expanded program will expire on December 31 unless Congress acts to extend it. Families with children receive $300 for each child under age 6 and $250 for each child ages 6 to 17. According to the 2020 Census, West Virginia had 360,784 children under the age of 18. An estimated 93 percent (335,529) of children under the age of 18 in West Virginia are eligible.
The expanded Child Tax Credit encourages financial responsibility, parental employment, and strong families. A recent study showed that nearly 94 percent of parents said they planned to continue working or even work more upon receiving the credit.
Join us tomorrow as community leaders discuss why the expanded Child Tax Credit must be continued past the end of this year.
What: A meeting to discuss the impact the enhanced Child Tax Credit has had on 304,000 West Virginia children and what happens if it is allowed to expire at the end of this year.
When: Friday, October 15, 10am – 11am
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church (1600 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25301)
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