Child Tax Credit: Are You Eligible For $1,800?

You may be wondering whether the child tax credit will be renewed in 2022, or if the enlarged child tax credit or advance payments will ever be approved by Congress. We’ll go through the most recent changes to the child tax credit and what you may anticipate when it’s time to file your taxes this year.

Letter 6419 was sent to families in late December and continued until January, according to the IRS. Keep an eye out for the letter in your mailbox if you haven’t already gotten it since you’ll need it to file your taxes this year.

You should double-check the note for correctness since it includes essential information about your child’s tax credit payments, such as the number of dependents needed to compute the amount of money you receive.

If you and your family meet the income qualifying standards and received each payment between July and December of the previous year, you may expect to receive up to $1,800 for each child age 5 and under, or up to $1,500 for each child age 6 to 17, when you file your 2021 taxes. The number of children that are eligible for the enhanced child tax credit has no maximum limit.

You will get the maximum amount you are qualified for all at once if you opted out of receiving payments before the first check was issued – up to $3,600 for children under the age of 6 and $3,000 for children aged 6 to 17. Your tax return should include any payments you missed due to IRS issues or because you unenrolled.

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If you had a child or adopted one by December 31, you may claim up to $3,600 in tax credits for that child when you submit your taxes. Back pay for advance payments received between July and December, as well as a percentage of your return, are included.

The IRS will be alerted of your household changes when you claim your kid on your tax return, and you should get that money.

Now that tax season has started, you’ll want to file your tax return as soon as possible to collect the remaining monies from your increased child tax credit. While the monthly payments were finished in December, the better credit will bring more income in the future.

Any child tax credit money you haven’t yet received will be included with your refund when you submit your 2021 tax return if you opted out of advance payments or had a new baby later in 2021.

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