Congressman Horsford Leads Child Tax Credit Day of Action in Nevada’s Fourth Congressional District

June 21, 2021
Press Release

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) is leading a Child Tax Credit Day of Action in Nevada’s Fourth District to raise awareness about the advance Child Tax Credit payments that will be distributed to most Nevada families beginning on July 15.

As part of the Day of Action, Congressman Horsford and Make it Work Nevada will be holding a Facebook Live conversation today at 5:00 p.m. PT with an IRS tax expert to provide an overview of the advance Child Tax Credit payments and answer commonly-asked questions. The conversation will stream on Facebook.com/RepHorsford

“As President Biden and Congressional Democrats worked together to pass the American Rescue Plan, my top priority was to deliver for the families of Nevada’s Fourth District,” said Congressman Steven Horsford. “Starting next month, working families across our district will receive hundreds of dollars a month to pay bills, cover child care expenses, and stay afloat. These payments will be an essential tool in our recovery, and I am committed to making sure that every family gets the full Child Tax Credit they deserve.”

As part of the American Rescue Plan, Congressman Horsford secured a temporary expansion of the Child Tax Credit to help working families with children. The new and improved Child Tax Credit will provide up to $3,000 per child (for children 6-17) or $3,600 per child (for children under 6) to most working families, with half of the money advanced through monthly payments in 2021. 

From July to December 2021, qualifying families will receive monthly per-child checks up to $250 (for children 6-17) or $300 (for children under 6). The remainder of the payment will be paid in a lump sum when families file their 2021 tax returns. Nevada families who filed their 2019 or 2020 taxes or used the IRS’ non-filer tool to register for a stimulus check will not need to take any action to receive these payments. Families that are not required to file taxes should use this tool to ensure that they receive their payments in a timely manner.

The income limits for the full Child Tax Credit are as follows:

  • $75,000 or less for single filers
  • $112,500 or less for heads of household
  • $150,000 or less for married couples filing a joint return and qualified widows and widowers

Key Facts about the American Rescue Plan’s Expanded and Improved Child Tax Credit in Nevada’s Fourth District:

  • 92.1% of children in Nevada’s Fourth District (177,100 children) will gain from expanded and improved Child Tax Credit 
  • The average benefit for 49,200 households is $3,100
  • The expanded and improved Child Tax Credit will lift 9,700 children in Nevada’s Fourth District out of poverty
  • Because of the larger benefit for the youngest children, the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit will lift 3,400 children in Nevada’s Fourth District under the age of six out of poverty
  • Families with children in poverty will receive $5,200 on average.
  • The expanded and improved Child Tax Credit will lift 3,400 children in Nevada’s Fourth District out of deep poverty

Media Contact
Geneva Kropper | geneva.kropper@mail.house.gov | 202-849-0251

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