As a result of Senator Joe Manchin’s reluctance to support President Biden’s nearly $2 trillion Build Back Better plan, stimulus payments will end in 2021, according to Local 12. Child tax credits will not be available in January because Congress has already adjourned for this year and, the IRS needed a bill passed within a few days.
Final Child Tax Credit
Additional stimulus checks or recurring monthly payments have been requested by millions of American citizens during this pandemic of COVID-19. As part of Biden’s American Rescue Plan, the Child Tax Credit was passed in the spring and is frequently mentioned as an alternative to the fourth round of stimulus checks by lawmakers.
Final child tax credit payments for 2021 were sent out to families back in December 15, just ten days before Christmas. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has announced that he will not vote for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act, which would have extended the child tax credit payments to millions of families beginning in July.
According to Business Insider, white House spokesman Jen Psaki, the White House is working to pass a bill that funds these checks in some form by the end of the month. And the Biden administration may send families a much larger payment in February to make up for the one they missed in January.
In the past, those who opted out of the child tax credit program received a catch-up check in December. Some families still do if they have a new dependent. The administration has not given up on the Build Back Better plan, according to Biden aides. Break it down into smaller sections, and hold votes on each one as a possible method of passing it, as per BGR.
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