Average amount received by tax filers claiming the Child Tax Credit (CTC) by county

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The average amount, in dollars, of Child Tax Credit (CTC) benefits received by tax filers making CTC claims in each county.

CTC is a refundable tax credit for working families with children under the age of 17. The maximum benefit is $1,000 per eligible child, and depends on factors such as the number of children and household income. Any CTC benefits that exceed a family’s tax liability are refundable via the Additional Child Tax Credit.

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Federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data provided by the Brookings Institution, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Interactive, available here.


For a broader perspective of CTC in the United States, see the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities brief Policy Basics: The Child Tax Credit.