Get Your Tax Credits

How to Receive the Newly Expanded Child Tax Credit and/or Earned Income Tax Credit

As part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, many parents and guardians are eligible for the Child Tax Credit and many people are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Everyone needs to file a tax return to get their full Child Tax Credit and/or Earned Income Tax Credit. Go to ChildTaxCredit.Gov for information on how to get free assistance filing your taxes.

Things to Know About the Child Tax Credit:

  • Parents can receive $3,000 or $3,600 per child ages 0-17 depending on the child’s age.
  • Income eligibility: All eligible families can receive the full credit if they make less than $150,000 for a married couple or $112,500 for a single parent in 2021.
  • File your taxes to get your remaining credit or your full credit if you haven’t gotten monthly payments: Families, including those who received part of their Child Tax Credit as monthly payments last year, can get their remaining Child Tax Credit by filing a tax return this year. If you did not receive monthly Child Tax Credit payments, you will receive the full credit amount when you file your tax returns.
  • Non-taxable: The Child Tax Credit, including the monthly payments received last year, is a tax cut. It is not income that will be taxed.
  • Does not affect other federal benefits: Receiving the Child Tax Credit will have no impact on anyone’s eligibility for, or lower the amount of, other federal benefits.
  • For parents and legal guardians: Anyone, including grandparents, who are legal guardians may be eligible for the Child Tax Credit.

Things to Known About the Earned Income Tax Credit:

  • Filing taxes will mean many families who are eligible for the Child Tax Credit will also get thousands of dollars in additional tax relief through the Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • The EITC for workers without dependent children is now $1,500.
  • Previously excluded young and older workers are eligible: The American Rescue Plan made young workers who aren’t half-time students eligible for the EITC for the first time and extended the credit to workers 65 and older.
  • Income eligibility: Among those without dependent children, single workers with incomes below $21,430 and married couples with up to $27,380 can claim the EITC.

Help spread the word by telling your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to visit ChildTaxCredit.gov to learn more on how to get the Child Tax Credit and/or Earned Income Tax Credit.

Get Access to Energy Assistance Programs

As part of the American Rescue Plan, funds have been allocated to assist working Americans with home energy costs.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income households pay their home heating and cooling bills. It operates in every state and the District of Columbia, as well as within most tribal reservations and U.S. territories. To find teh contact information for your Low-Income Energy Office and other resources for energy assistance, visit the LIPHEAP website or call 1-866-674-6327.

*Requirements and eligibility for this program may vary by state, tribal reservation, and territory.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program can provide help with past-due utility bills or ongoing assistance with energy costs to help distressed renters avoid shut-offs and keep current on expenses. Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website and enter the state you live in to find a program in your area.

For more information, please visit: ufcw.org/EnergyAssistance.

UFCW Local 75 Distributes Free Masks

As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, CVS donated free masks to Local 75. Local 75 members, leadership, and staff distributed the masks to fellow members, schools, churches, shelters, and food banks. In all, Local 75 distributed well over 75,000 masks throughout the community!

UFCW Local 75 Stands in Solidarity with Local 7