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Acelero Learning’s Roundtable Builds Awareness of the Expanded Tax Credit

Roundtable Discussion Around Unclaimed Child Tax Credit Could Support 17,000 Children

August 18, 2022

In November 2021, when advocates feared that thousands of people were unaware of child tax credit eligibility, Acelero Learning Clark County hosted a roundtable discussion that featured Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) and U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo and focused on spreading awareness of the expanded tax credit. As was reported in The Nevada Independent, the concern was rooted in a figure: “according to Pat Smith, program director for free income tax preparation nonprofit Nevada Free Taxes Coalition, there are around 17,000 children in Nevada not included in tax returns, leaving up to $52 million of the child tax credit unclaimed. White House statistics showed that, in the month of July [2021] alone, $143 million would be used to help 560,000 children in Nevada.”

The child tax credit was part of the American Rescue Plan, and provided families with monthly checks for $250 to $300 per child, from July to December 2021.