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Ahead Of Last Child Tax Credit Payments On December 15, Kaine Urges Virginians To Share How The Tax Cut Helped Them

Kaine Is Pushing To Extend The Child Tax Credit As Part Of The Build Back Better Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced the launch of his Child Tax Credit Stories website, urging families across the Commonwealth to share their stories of how the Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments have helped them. In March, Kaine voted to pass the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which expanded the CTC and instructed the IRS to provide tax cuts to millions of families in need (up to $250 monthly checks per every 6-17 year old and up to $300 monthly checks per every kid under 6). However, unless Congress acts, the last payments will go out on December 15, 2021. Kaine is pushing to extend the tax cut as part of the Build Back Better bill. Virginia families can share their CTC stories by visiting:

“I’m thrilled the Child Tax Credit expansion has made a huge difference in the lives of countless Virginia families and children,” said Senator Kaine. “I urge families across the Commonwealth to share their stories of how these payments have benefitted them. I will take these stories with me in my fight to extend these tax cuts and help position Virginia’s children for success for years to come.”

Thanks to this expansion under the ARP, the CTC has already helped 1.6 million children across Virginia — including 249,000 children in the Commonwealth who are currently in poverty — with basic necessities like food, housing, and health care. Experts have projected the expanded CTC has already lifted more than three million children out of poverty this year.

As a member of both the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee, Kaine has worked tirelessly on the Build Back Better bill to deliver results for all Virginians.