At least 17k Children in Nevada Are Still Eligible for the Expanded Child Tax Credit This Year

4 Weeks left for Nevada families to get up to $3,600 per child from the Child Tax Credit

Carson City October 20, 2022

Although the tax season has ended, it’s not too late for eligible families to claim the tax benefits they qualify for. Each household could receive up to $3,600 for each child younger than age 6, and up to $3,000 for each child between 6 and 17 years old, but a tax return must be filed by November 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm PT.

“These funds are essential to support families with the high cost of raising children,” said Karissa Loper Machado, Agency Manager for Child Care at the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, “Thousands of eligible families have no idea they qualify or that they can still get this tax credit after the tax season has ended. We encourage all Nevadans to visit to file a simplified return and get their credit.”

Due to the American Rescue Plan Act, almost all families will qualify and receive money from the Child Tax Credit. The law expanded eligibility, increased the amount of the tax credit, and made it fully refundable. This means even families who don’t normally file taxes or have no recent income can receive the full credit amount. Anyone who has a child with a Social Security number in their household could receive the credit, even if they do not have a Social Security number themselves. To receive the credit, families can use to file a simplified tax return through November 15, 2022.

If families received monthly payments last year, they must file a 2021 tax return to get the second half of the credit this year. If they missed out on payments during 2021, they’ll still get the complete credit when they use this year.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is committed to helping Nevada families understand their eligibility for the Child Tax Credit and how to access the credit when filing their 2021 taxes. For families who need help completing their forms, free resources for support are available:

• Visit to learn about your eligibility and get the credit. You can chat with an IRS-certified specialist via chat if needed.
• For support with tax issues, find your local Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic for free legal help on tax issues with the IRS, or make an appointment with your local Taxpayer Assistance Center.


Julie Balderson Knight
Public Information Officer, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services