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  • The federal government and 15 states have child tax credits. The tax credits are intended to provide financial relief for low-income parents and their children. 
  • Children must have a Social Security number for families to be eligible to receive the tax credit.
  • Beginning in 2018, higher income earners were eligible for the tax credit. Every eligible income group received a higher credit amount per return, excluding those earning $1 million and above.
  • The expanded child tax credit reached over 61 million children in more than 36 million households, and funds were primarily used for child care, food, housing and other basic needs.

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