IRS partners with community organizations to advise on child tax credit payments
The Internal Revenue Service is partnering with nonprofit organizations, churches, community groups and others in 12 cities to help eligible families, especially those who do not normally file federal income tax returns, to 2020 tax return or monthly advance registration. Child Tax Credit (AdvCTC) payments using the new registration tool for non-filers.
This tool, an update to last year’s IRS Non-Filers tool, is also designed to help eligible individuals who do not normally file tax returns enroll in the $ 1,400 postgraduate cycle. economic impact payments (also called stimulus checks) and to claim clawbacks. Rebate credit for any amount from the first two rounds of Economic Impact Payments that they may have missed. People do not need to have children to attend these events and register for Economic Impact Payments.
Special events organized by the IRS and partner groups to help people file tax returns quickly and register for advance payments will take place over two weekends, June 25-26 and July 9-10. 2021. The events will take place in Atlanta; New York; Detroit; Houston; Los Angeles; Las Vegas; Miami; Milwaukee; Philadelphia Cream; Phoenix; Saint Louis; and Washington.
“This important new tax change affects millions of families across the country, and the IRS wants to do everything in its power to help people get the payments,” the salary and investment commissioner said. IRS, Ken Corbin, who is also responsible for the agency’s taxpayer experience. . “A lot of people don’t get tax benefits just because they don’t file a tax return. Our work in these cities is designed to help people receive monthly advance child tax credit and economic impact payments. “
People can check their eligibility for AdvCTC payments using the new AdvCTC Child Tax Credit Eligibility Wizard.
To keep the registration process running smoothly and quickly, people are encouraged to have the following information available when attending any of these events: (1) social security numbers for their children, (2) social security numbers or tax identification numbers for themselves and their spouse, (3) a reliable mailing address, (4) an email address, and (5) their bank details if they wish to receive their payment by direct deposit.
As part of a larger effort to raise awareness of the expanded child tax credit, the IRS is also encouraging its partners to use the online tools and toolkits available to help non-filers, families low-income and other underserved groups to register to receive AdvCTC.
Some tax credits, such as the Child Tax Credit (CTC), are “refundable,” meaning that even though taxpayers don’t owe income tax, the IRS will refund them if they are eligible; but they must file a tax return or register with the new non-filer registration tool to receive it. Some people who have yet to file a tax return for 2020 are also eligible for Economic Impact Payments of $ 1,400 per person and the clawback refund credit.
The first monthly payments of the expanded and newly scaled US Rescue Plan CTC will be made in July. Most families will start receiving monthly payments without any further action. Eligible families will receive a payment of up to $ 300 per month for each child under 6 and up to $ 250 per month for each child aged 6 to 17.
People who are required to file a 2020 federal income tax return, but cannot attend one of these events, may be able to prepare and report their own federal income tax online using the file. IRS free if their income is $ 72,000 or less.
Individuals who do not need to file a federal income tax return for 2020 can use the Non-Filer Enrollment Tool to register to receive CTC Advance Payments, the Economic Impact Payment. postgraduate and recovery reimbursement credit.
The IRS encourages people to request direct deposit payments, which is faster and more secure than other payment methods. People who do not have a bank account should visit the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation website for details on opening an account online. They can also use the FDIC BankFind tool to locate an FDIC insured bank.
Finally, BankOn, American Bankers Association, Independent Community Bankers of America, and National Credit Union Administration have lists of banks and credit unions that can open an account online. Veterans can view the Banking Veterans Benefit Program for Financial Services at participating banks.
About the Child Tax Credit Advance
The expanded and newly advanced child tax credit was authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act, enacted in March. Normally, the IRS will calculate the payment based on a family’s 2020 income tax return, including those using the non-filer registration tool. If this return is not available because it has not yet been filed or is still being processed, the IRS will instead determine the initial payment amounts using the 2019 return or the information entered at using the Non-declarants tool which was available in 2020.
Payment will be up to $ 300 per month for each child under 6 and up to $ 250 per month for each child 6 to 17.
To ensure families have easy access to their money, the IRS will make these payments by direct deposit, provided correct banking information has been provided to the IRS in advance. Otherwise, people should watch their mail around July 15 for their postal payment. The payment dates for the advance child tax credit are July 15, August 13, September 15, October 15, November 15 and December 15.
To learn more about CTC advance payments, visit IRS.gov/childtaxcredit2021 or see the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit Advance Payments FAQ.