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Gov. announces launch of 2022 state child tax rebate

New tax rebate will send some families $250 per child
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 9:56 AM EDT|Updated: May. 19, 2022 at 11:28 AM EDT
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Parents will soon be able to apply for the 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate.

Families will be able to apply to receive a rebate of up to $250 per child for a maximum of three children.

Gov. Ned Lamont participated in a news conference about it at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hartford.

The 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate was launched during a news conference on May 19.

“In addition to making groundbreaking investments in childcare, crime prevention, environmental protection, and caring for our most vulnerable, the budget that we just enacted provides relief specifically targeted for lower and middle-income families with children,” Lamont said. “The application period for this rebate will take place over the next several weeks, with the rebates going out in late August, just in time for the start of the next school year. I strongly urge all eligible families in Connecticut to submit an application so that the rebate can be sent to you with no delays.”

Any Connecticut resident who claimed at least one dependent child under the age of 18 on their 2021 federal income tax return may be eligible.

To receive the maximum rebate of $250 per child, the following income guidelines must be met:

Filer statusIncome threshold
Single or married filing separately$100,000 or less
Head of household$169,000 or less
Married filing jointly$200,000 or less

Those who have higher income rates may be eligible to receive a reduced rebate based on their income.

Anyone who is interested in seeking a rebate must apply to the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, Lamont said.

The federal tax credit for children was temporary, and now Connecticut is doing something to help families with children.

“Oh yeah, I tried to buy some food and I spend like 100 dollars for two bags, so everything is expensive now,” said Freddy Medina of Hartford.

“We have three teenagers in the home, and they are 14 15 and 17,” said Tracy Scott of Windsor.

Tracy is raising her grandchildren, three teenagers and two younger children. It’s expensive.

“The grocery store, the clothing store, taking them here, taking them there,” she said.

The state budget that passed includes a child tax credit which will help Tracy and more than 600,000 families.

“About 30,000 kids in the city that I lead are going to be getting that relief,” said Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin.

More than $600 million in tax relief is in the budget.

There are cuts in property and car taxes, and the gas tax is suspended until December 1.

All House Republicans voted against the budget and only two Senate Republicans supported it.

Critics said it didn’t go far enough considering the state’s huge surplus and rainy-day fund.

On Wednesday, Lamont’s Republican challenger Bob Stefanowski agreed.

Postcards are going out Thursday with information.

The application period will open on June 1, 2022 and will close on July 31, 2022. The timeline will enable qualified recipients to receive funds beginning in late August.

To apply, applicants can visit portal.ct.gov/DRS and click the icon that says, “2022 CT Child Tax Rebate.”

The state tax rebate was created under the fiscal year 2023 budget adjustment bill that Lamont signed into law earlier this month.

Any Connecticut resident who claimed at least one dependent child under the age of 18 on their 2021 federal income tax return may be eligible.

Aside from Lamont, other participants in the news conference included Department of Revenue Services commissioner Mark Boughton, the co-chairs of the legislature’s finance committee, Sen. John Fonfara and Rep. Sean Scanlon, Adrienne Cochrane, CEO of the YWCA Hartford Region, and Tanya Barrett, senior vice president of United Way of Connecticut’s Health and Human Services.

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