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COVID-19: Expanded Child Tax Credit to Help Families in 2021


Posted on 06/09/2021at3:25 pm

How was the Child Tax Credit changed for 2021?

How do I receive the tax credit?

Am I eligible for the Child Tax Credit?

When will I get this payment?

How frequently will these payments be sent?

How much would the payments be?

How do I opt out of advance tax credit monthly payments and receive a lump sum in 2022 with my 2021 tax refund?

What if I have an unusual family situation, like a divorce with a split custody agreement in place?

How do I get the credit if my child was born or adopted in 2021?

What if I did not work in 2021, am I still eligible for child tax credit?

What are the income limitations for the 2021 child tax credit?

Will this increased child tax credit amount become permanent?

How do I notify the IRS of any changes related the Child Tax Credit?

What if I need help filing taxes? Are there places I get help for free?

What if I missed the tax return filing deadline on May 17, 2021? Should I still file?