A number of federal tax credit programs are designed specifically for workers with children and dependents. The goal of these programs is to help workers maintain employment by offsetting the costs related to caring for children and dependents. This section includes general information about tax credits for families, as well as specific information about the Child Tax Credit, the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, and the Adoption Tax Credit. In addition, this section explores credits available for those investing in their education and health.
It’s not too late to claim your 2021 Expanded Child Tax Credit if you haven’t already. To claim your 2021 Child Tax Credit, you must file a 2021 tax return by April 18, 2025. If you filed a 2021 tax return but didn’t get the Child Tax Credit and were eligible for it, you can amend your tax return.