CT is offering $250 child tax rebates starting this week

With a focus on cash-strapped families, but also supporting those who make excellent money — and spend some of it on leisure hobbies,

Connecticut has started accepting applications for a child tax rebate, with payments expected before Labor Day.

Couples filing joint taxes for $200,000 or less in income last year can qualify for direct payments under the one-time scheme.

Each child under the age of 18 will be charged $250, with a maximum of $750 for three children.

The $100,000 and $160,000 thresholds for single-earner filers and heads of households, respectively, are set.

Those who earned slightly more than the income threshold in 2021 are still eligible for the refund, which is reduced by 10% for each $1,000 in additional income earned throughout the year.

"It's a significant deal — and it's absolutely something that will help folks," Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Mark Boughton said.

In mid-May, he discussed ideas for a child tax rebate. "I think I paid $67 for gas this morning when I filled up my tank. This money will be much appreciated.