Columbus, OH — Today, a group of moms from all across Ohio celebrated a massive tax cut for working families as the expanded Child Tax Credit payments are set to start hitting Ohioans’ bank accounts on Thursday.
Because of the work of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ohio’s Democratic congressional delegation, most Ohio families will start receiving monthly payments of up to $300 until the end of the year and the remainder of the tax credit will be dispersed next year. Eligible parents will receive a $3,000 credit in total for every child aged 6 to 17 and $3,600 for every child under age 6 (up from $2,000 per dependent child up to age 16 previously).
“As a mom myself, I can’t say enough about what these payments will mean for families like mine and the relief they’ll provide to children across our state. But it’s more than just an investment in working families. The Child Tax Credit has been called one of the most effective ways to combat child poverty. So this is more than a tax cut, it’s an investment in the future of our state,” said Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron).
“As someone who has navigated the healthcare system and the insurance system on behalf of my family, I know the deck is too often stacked against working families in Ohio. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see a meaningful tax cut and investment in families like mine thanks to the leadership of Ohio Democrats, including Sherrod Brown and others who made this middle-class tax cut possible,” said central Ohio mom Crystal Lett.
“For too long, we’ve seen GOP politicians talk a good game about investing in the middle-class and investing in families only to turn around and give out big tax breaks to the wealthy and well-connected. But President Biden and Ohio Democrats are laser focused on investments that help working families in our state get ahead, and the CTC payments we’re all about to receive is only the latest example,” said southwest Ohio mom Kate Rich.
The tax cut will benefit more than 90 percent of families across the state and provide working families with the resources they need to take care of their kids and their families. Not a single Republican voted for the tax cut, included in the American Rescue Plan along with funding for vaccine distribution and small businesses.