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Child Tax Credit Payments Begin July 2021

The expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit was authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act. Normally, the IRS will calculate the payment based on a family’s 2020 tax return, including those who use the Non-Filer sign-up tool. If that return is not available because it has not yet been filed or is still being processed, the IRS will determine the initial payment amounts using the 2019 return or the information entered using the Non-filers tool that was available in 2020.

The payment will be up to $300 per month for each child under age 6, and up to $250 per month for each child age 6 through 17. To ensure families can easily access their money, the IRS will issue these payments by direct deposit, as long as correct banking information has previously been provided to the IRS. Otherwise, people should watch their mail around July 15th for their mailed payment. The dates for the Advance Child Tax Credit payments are: July 15, August 13, September 15, October 15, November 15, and December 15.

Check Your Eligibility
For more information, please visit, or read FAQs on the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments.

Understanding the 2021 Child Tax Credit

Plumville Branch Ribbon Cutting
New Branch - Plumville - Ribbon cutting


June 9, 2021 – InFirst Bank celebrated its continued expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new fullservice community branch located at 224 Main Street, Plumville on June 9, 2021. The ceremony featured Bank
staff, board members, and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
“On behalf of our employees and members of the Board of Directors, we are excited to announce the opening
our ninth branch” said Timothy Kronenwetter, CEO of InFirst Bank. “Today’s ceremony marks another
milestone in the Bank’s continued efforts to increase customer access to our competitive products and services,
and is indicative of our continued commitment to investing in the local communities we serve.”
The InFirst Bank staff are renowned for their friendly, knowledgeable, personalized service. Plumville Branch
Manager Rita Mohney, Personal Banker Katie Keim, and a team of employees are ready to serve the financial
needs of local residents. Branch hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00-4:30, Wednesday 8:00-1:00,
Friday 8:00-6:00; and Saturday 8:00-12:00.
For information about InFirst Bank’s personal and commercial products and services, please call toll-free
(800)349-2814, or visit their website at
InFirst Bank is a community bank headquartered in Indiana, PA. It has remained an independent financial institution since
it was founded in 1922. InFirst Bank offers business and personal banking as well as wealth management services through
its subsidiary InFirst Financial Advisors – serving Indiana, Westmoreland, Cambria, Somerset, Jefferson, Allegheny,
Armstrong, Bedford, Butler, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk and Fayette Counties. More information about InFirst Bank can be
found at —– MEMBER FDIC

Scam Alert 5/05/2021
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May 5, 2021

Scam Alert

Indiana, PA – Over the past week, Troop A, Indiana has investigated several scams in which at least
six residents of Indiana County sustained a loss ranging from several hundred dollars to
approximately $7,000. The victims, whose ages range from about age 60 to age 80, all reside in
various towns throughout Indiana County.
In a majority of these scams, the victims were advised to purchase gift cards for products such as
Google Play. After purchasing the gift card(s), the victims were then asked to provide the scammer
with the gift card number and PIN.
One incident occurred when the victim received a fictitious email stating that they had recently wired
Bitcoin to an unknown person. The email included a phone number to call with questions concerning
the alleged transaction. When the victim called the phone number, the scammer requested the
Internet Protocol (IP) address for the victim’s computer. The scammer was then able to remotely
access the victim’s computer and bank account(s) and transfer money.
Troopers strongly advise residents to discuss common scams with your family members and verify
the legitimacy of suspicious phone calls, emails, and text messages. When in doubt, ignore the
suspicious phone call, email, or text message and contact a family member or your local law
enforcement agency.
Tips for reporting and protecting yourself against common scams can be found on the United States
Federal Trade Commission website.
MEDIA CONTACT: TFC. Cliff Greenfield, 724-357-1998 / Twitter: @PSPTroopAPIO
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Trooper First Class Clifford A. Greenfield | Public Information Officer/Community Services Officer
Pennsylvania State Police | Troop A, Indiana/Ebensburg
35 Fenton Road | Indiana, PA 15701
Desk: 724-357-1998 | Mobile: 724-421-9766 | Fax: 724-357-1964
Twitter: @PSPTroopAPIO

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