NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Time is running out for hundreds of thousands of families in Connecticut to get a state tax rebate of up to $250 per child for a maximum of three children.

Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that a total of 200,027 households on behalf of 311,513 children have applied for the 2022 Connecticut Child Tax Rebate. With the July 31 application deadline fast approaching, Lamont said more than 11,000 households applied within the last 24 hours.

“You do have five days left,” Lamont said during a press conference Tuesday. “Don’t waste this opportunity. Go to ct.gov, our state commissioner is sending out 300,000 notices right now,”

Any Connecticut resident who claimed at least one dependent child 18 years old or younger on their 2021 federal income tax return may be eligible.

Here are the eligibility rules:

  • The max rebate is $250 per child for up to three kids
  • If you are single or married, but file taxes separately, you have to make $100,000 or less
  • If you file as head of the household, you must make $160,000 or less
  • Those married filed jointly have to make $200,000 or less to get the rebate

In Connecticut, it costs the average family $17,000 a year for childcare, according to a study commissioner by the state on tax fairness. So, an extra $250 is bound to come in hand.

The deadline to apply for the child tax rebate is Sunday, July 31. State officials said rebates will be sent to qualified recipients beginning in late August.

To apply, visit portal.ct.gov/DRS and click 2022 CT Child Tax Rebate.