July 29, 2021 - Douglas Myser

Bidens child tax credit to boost spending. Biden's child tax credit checks will boost spending by as much as $200 billion, with Amazon, Walmart, and other retainers set to gain. U.S. retail and consumer firms could see a $200 billion boost thanks to child tax credits. Around 39 million households will start receiving up to $300 in monthly checks. Stores targeted at lower and middle income shoppers will see the biggest sale increase of all. The checks are part of the economic stimulus proposal passed by the Biden Administration since he became President. The Covid pandemic has hurt lower and middle class families substantially worse than the upper class, making these payments necessary for many families. Bidens child tax credit to boost spending.

According to analysts, U.S. consumer companies can expect an annual boost from child tax credits of between $100 billion and $200 billion. Walmart, Target, TJ Maxx, and Amazon are among the leading retailers set to benefit from this. They have described it as an "underappreciated catalyst for discretionary consumer spending." These checks will kick in just as the unemployment benefits, that were part of previous stimulus proposals, start to fade away.

Millions of households will receive a childcare tax credit, up to a maximum of $300 per child under the age of six, or up to $250 per child between the age of six and 17. These monthly payments start on July 15 and are set to run until the end of the year. To receive the full credit, a couple's household income must be below the $150,000 mark, a single parent or head of household filer needs an income of $112,500 or less. Families with tax debt can use the money for Tax Resolution Services. These benefits are designed to fight child poverty. Companies that target the lower and middle class will se the most benefit as the money is spent. An estimated $7.3 billion to $16 billion annaul sales benefit for the grocery sector. Walmart, Target and the discount grocery outlet Grocery outlet will be the biggest beneficiaries.