Queens lawmaker urges families to file taxes before deadline to receive expanded child tax credit payments


Congresswoman Grace Meng is urging Queens families to file their taxes before the upcoming May 17 deadline to ensure that they receive the full amount of the expanded Child Tax Credit, which will be in the form of advance monthly payments throughout the year. 

“This expanded Child Tax Credit is a critical component of the American Rescue Plan that will greatly help families and children with important expenses as Queens and the nation recover from the coronavirus pandemic,” Meng said. “We must do everything possible to move our country forward and get our economy back on track, and these advanced monthly payments will put money in the hands of families now.”