Meng Urges Families to Check Their Bank Accounts and Mailboxes for Second Round of Monthly Tax Cuts for Working Families with Children

Aug 13, 2021
Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) urged families with children to make sure that they receive the second installment of their expanded Child Tax Credit payment, a crucial tax cut to help working families with expenses as the nation works to rebound from the COVID-19 crisis. The payments will begin to hit bank accounts and mailboxes today (Friday, August 13).
 
These tax cuts were established in March by Congressional Democrats and President Biden as part of the American Rescue Plan which is the most recent the COVID-19 relief package that Meng helped to pass through Congress. It provides advanced monthly payments of up to $300 per month per child through December. The first payments started on July 15.
 
“Last month, hardworking middle-class families in New York and across the United States began receiving these monthly tax cut payments, and I’m glad to see that the second round of funds is now being sent out,” said Meng. “These tax cuts will put money back in the pockets of families as we work to tackle the pandemic, move forward with our recovery, and get our economy back on track. I am proud to have helped pass the American Rescue Plan, and I’m pleased that the legislation continues to help our country combat the outbreak and impact of the coronavirus.”  
 
For specifics on the tax cuts, such as amounts of funding, qualifications, receiving the payments, and details on those who benefit, click here.