IRS Tax Credit Schedule 2024 – Check Tax Credit Dates for June and December

By Ehsteem Arif

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In 2024, the Child Tax Credit (CTC) remains a significant federal tax benefit aimed at providing extra financial support to taxpayers with dependent children. Although there has been no official news on changes to the CTC this year, it is crucial for taxpayers to know how they can benefit from this credit and stay updated through the IRS’s official portal,

What is the Child Tax Credit?

The Child Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit for taxpayers with dependent children under the age of 17. This credit helps reduce the amount of tax owed and can result in a refund through the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) for eligible taxpayers. Both the taxpayer and the dependent child must meet specific criteria to qualify for this credit.


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The CTC provides significant financial relief for families. For the tax year 2024, eligible taxpayers can claim up to $2,000 per qualifying child. Of this amount, up to $1,600 may be refundable as the ACTC, depending on the taxpayer’s income and other eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the CTC, taxpayers must meet the following seven criteria:

  • Age: The child must be under 17 years old.
  • Relationship: The child must be your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, sibling, half-sibling, grandchild, niece, or nephew.
  • Dependency Status: The child must depend on you for financial support.
  • Residency: The child must have lived with you for more than half of the tax year.
  • Financial Support: You must provide more than half of the child’s financial support.
  • Citizenship: The child must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. resident alien.
  • Income: The credit phases out for higher-income earners.

Payment Schedule

The IRS has established a consistent payment schedule for the CTC in 2024. Payments are issued on the 15th of each month, unless that date falls on a weekend or holiday, in which case the payment will be issued the preceding business day.

MonthPayment Date
June14th June 2024
July15th July 2024
August15th August 2024
September15th September 2024
October15th October 2024
November15th November 2024
December15th December 2024

Future Adjustments

The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, which is currently under review in the Senate, proposes adjustments to the CTC. If passed, it could increase the refundable portion of the credit and account for inflation, potentially raising the maximum refundable amount to $1,900 in 2024 and $2,000 in 2025. This adjustment could result in an annual increase of approximately $100 in the credit.


The Child Tax Credit is a vital financial tool for many American families, helping to alleviate the cost of raising children. Staying informed about the eligibility requirements and payment schedules is crucial for maximizing this benefit. For the most accurate and updated information, regularly check the IRS official website at


What is the maximum CTC amount for 2024?

The maximum amount is $2,000 per qualifying child.


When are CTC payments made in 2024?

How can I check my CTC eligibility?

Visit the IRS website or consult a tax professional.


Is the CTC refundable?

Up to $1,600 of the CTC may be refundable through the ACTC.

Will the CTC amount change in 2024?

Potential adjustments for inflation could increase the refundable portion to $1,900.


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Ehsteem Arif

A tax law expert with a knack for breaking down complex regulations into digestible insights. Ehsteem's articles on the tax news blog offer invaluable guidance to readers navigating changes in tax legislation.

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