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    Child tax credit checks for babies to some 24 year-olds: Here’s how much money you’ll get for your kids

    Calculate how much money you could get from the expanded 2021 child tax credit. Sarah Tew/CNET Starting this July, the first of seven checks that are part of the child tax credit for 2021 should start going out to you — unless you opt out of the monthly payments. The payments authorized in March’s stimulus bill mean half of what you’re due will arrive throughout the second part of 2021, and the other half in 2022. How the IRS will split payment schedule and the qualification rules can be confusing. For example, if your adjusted gross income for 2021 is above a certain amount, you could get less money. CNET’s child tax credit calculator below can help…