Tax Policy Center. November 2021. A new brief from the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center analyzed U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey data to understand which families have received advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments and how the payments are being used. The brief found that 57% of families with a child under 18 in the household reported receiving a CTC payment within the past four weeks and about half of adults reported spending the credit on food.

Who Has Received Advance Child Tax Credit Payments, and How Were the Payments Used?