The Colorado Sun | Thy Vo & Erica Breunlin
“The advance payment is a great opportunity to help our families in need…Unfortunately, those that are in most need because they may not have filed taxes in the previous year may not be automatically enrolled.”
The child tax credit included in the American Recovery Plan is widely considered an historic anti-poverty measure that can help families bounce back from a devastating year and a half of pandemic conditions. However, a June 29 report from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities warns that nearly 4 million children nationwide and over 36,000 in Colorado won’t get payments automatically. This article from The Colorado Sun looks at how state and local leaders are working to ensure families can access the money they need through this stimulus effort.