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Rhode Island Announces New Child Tax Rebate

August 11, 2022

Attention Rhode Island parents…you could be eligible for child tax rebates of $250 per child…see if you qualify.

RI Governor Dan McKee has announced new details regarding the Rhode Island Child Tax Rebate. Eligible Ocean State taxpayers will be able to claim $250 per child in tax rebates, for a maximum of three children. Here are the details.

What is the child tax rebate?

The Rhode Island Child Tax Rebate is part of the fiscal year 2023 budget signed by the governor in June. Under the new program, RI residents making up to $100,000 (individual) and $200,000 (joint-filers) are eligible for child tax rebates of $250 per child, for up to three children (maximum $750 in rebates). Nearly 115,000 families are expected to benefit.

Qualifying dependents must be 18 years old or under as of December 31, 2021.

How do you apply?

There is no application—Beginning in October 2022, rebate checks will be automatically issued to eligible taxpayers. If you file on extension by the October 17, 2022 extended filing deadline, rebates will be issued starting December 2022.

Has your mailing address or other information changed since you filed your return? Make sure to update your information with the DOT by completing the child tax rebate change of information form—access it here:

Questions on the program? We’d be happy to help.

Also, the Division of Taxation (DOT) has created a separate page on their site with helpful information regarding the 2022 child tax rebates—access it here:

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