Agudath Israel of America is proud to announce that it will be co-hosting a White House webinar on the Child Tax Credit, which is a program of great import to our community. Many families are struggling financially and the Child Tax Credit is an opportunity to help them cover their expenses, especially as children in our community have been back in school during these difficult times. To help address the situation, the Agudah is engaging with the White House and Treasury Department to assist in enrolling eligible families in the Child Tax Credit, with a particular focus on families that may not usually file taxes and may be in need of financial support.
The Agudah is partnering with the Jewish Federations of North America, the Orthodox Union, and the Rabbinical Alliance to co-host a one-hour training to help organizations and individuals to learn more about the Child Tax Credit and how to enroll or help those in your community enroll.
The webinar will feature Chanan Weissman, liaison to the American Jewish community, the White House; Josh Dickson, deputy director, the White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives; and Thomas West, deputy assistant secretary, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and will provide an overview of the Child Tax Credit as well as a walk-through of the Non-Filer Portal.
The session will provide an overview of the Child Tax Credit and walk through the Non-Filer Portal to show everyone how they can best guide members of their community enroll in this vital aid. Experts estimate the new Child Tax Credit has the potential to cut child poverty in half. It provides the largest such tax credit ever and critical relief to the largest number of working families ($3,000 per child 6-17 years old and $3,600 per child under 6 years old).