2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate

The Connecticut General Assembly recently authorized a child tax rebate of $250 per child with a maximum of $750 to help families with children. To be eligible, you must meet all the following requirements:

  • Be a resident of Connecticut
  • Have claimed at least one child as a dependent on your 2021 federal income tax return who was 18 years of age or younger
  • Fall within the income limits described below*:
    • If the filing status from your 2021 federal income tax return was Single or Married Filing Separately, you may be eligible if your income was less than or equal to $100,000
    • If the filing status from your 2021 federal income tax return was Head of Household, you may be eligible if your income was less than or equal to $160,000
    • If the filing status from your 2021 federal income tax return was Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er), you may be eligible if your income was less than or equal to $200,000.

Keep in mind that this is not a credit to be claimed on your state tax return. The only way to receive the Child Tax Rebate is by submitting an application electronically (paper applications will not be accepted) to the Department of Revenue Services between June 1 and July 31, 2022.

Rebate checks will start mailing in late August to the address provided on your application. The rebate is not subject to Connecticut income tax, but you may be required to report it on your 2022 federal income tax return if you itemized deductions in 2021.

Receiving the rebate will not impact your eligibility for other firms of state financial assistance or for an earned income tax credit in 2022. If you have other questions, refer to this DRS FAQ or reach out to us.


*You may still be eligible for part of the tax rebate if your income exceeds the limits mentioned above since the rebate amount phases out by 10% for each $1000 of income above the limit.

  • If the filing status from your 2021 federal income tax return was Single or Married Filing Separately, you may still be eligible for a partial rebate if your income was greater than $100,000 but less than or equal to $110,000.
  • If the filing status from your 2021 federal income tax return was Head of Household, you may be eligible for a partial rebate if your income was greater than $160,000 but less than or equal to $170,000.
  • If the filing status from your 2021 federal income tax return was Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er), you may be eligible for a partial rebate if your income was greater than $200,000 but less than or equal to $210,000.