PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Families across the country relied on the expanded child tax credits that were put in place through the American Rescue Plan of 2021.

That extra boost did not extend into 2022, leaving many families trying to deal with the loss of that extra money.

“Its tough we have to figure out do we want to go to shawls, do we want to go to market basket price right we have to prioritize what we want to get we cant just splurge any more,” said Sidney Recore.

Recore and his wife have a 5 week old and a 6 year old to provide for. He said the extra monthly income made a big difference for him and his family.

“It was great a little extra change in the pocket so we were able to get some stuff done with it,” he said.

In 2021, the expanded child tax credit offered up to $3,600 per child under the age of 6 and up to $3,000 for children six through 17.

For this upcoming tax season , the child tax credit reverts back to what it was before the American Rescue plan.

That means families will receive up to $2,000 per child under the age of 17.

However, on the state level families in Rhode Island should have started to receive the one-tim Child Tax Rebate in October.

Greg Porcaro a CPA in Warwick said, it should help parents.

“If they’re eligible, again if their incomes under $200,000 as a married couple and they have three kids they could get $750 rebate,” said Porcaro.