If you have children under age 18, it’s not too late to claim the 2021 Child Tax Credit, even if you don’t usually file taxes. Be sure to file a 2021 tax return in 2022 to claim the credit, which is worth $3,600 per child under age 6 and $3,000 per child aged 6-17. Learn more here.

Get your stimulus check

Most Illinoisans are eligible for Economic Impact Payments, or stimulus checks, from the federal government. Even if you have no income you may be eligible, but you might have to take action to receive your check.

The first round of stimulus checks started in April 2020. You could receive up to $1,200 ($2,400 for a married couple) and $500 for each eligible dependent. The second round of stimulus checks was approved on December 27, 2020. Eligible individuals could receive up to $600 per person ($1,200 for a married couple), and $600 for each dependent under the age of 17. A third round of stimulus checks has been approved for the spring of 2021.

Need a breakdown of each of the three rounds? Click here to view and download our infographic. If you're looking for a simpler PDF to download and/or print, click here.

If you still haven’t received your first check, you may still be eligible for both checks. This site will help take you through each step so you can get your payment.

Which round of checks are you interested in learning about today?

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