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Children and teachers from the KU Kids Deanwood Child Care Center complete a mural in celebration of the launch of the child tax credit on July 14 in Washington, D.C. Tens of millions of parents have received their first monthly child tax credit payment, but it might make sense to opt out of the rest of the payments and wait until next year to claim the credit in full. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Community Change hide caption

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You Might Consider Opting Out Of The Child Tax Credit. Here's Why

The first monthly enhanced child tax credit payment has landed, but some families are now opting out. Here's how to decide whether it makes sense for you.

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Children and teachers from the KU Kids Deanwood Child Care Center complete a mural in celebration of the launch of the child tax credit on July 14 in Washington, D.C. Tens of millions of parents have received their first monthly child tax credit payment, but it might make sense to opt out of the rest of the payments and wait until next year to claim the credit in full. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Community Change hide caption

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You Might Consider Opting Out Of The Child Tax Credit. Here's Why

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