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IRS updates FAQs for 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently-asked-questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit to help eligible families properly claim the credit when they prepare and file their 2021 tax returns. This extensive FAQ update (FS-2022-03) PDF includes multiple streamlined questions for use by taxpayers and tax professionals and is being issued…

How nonfilers can claim advance child tax credit payments

IRS clarified how individuals who are not otherwise required to file 2020 federal income tax returns can claim advance child tax credit (CTC) payments as well as stimulus payments (i.e., third-round economic impact payments, 2020 recovery rebate credit payments, and additional 2020 recovery rebate credit payments). To process these payments, the IRS needs certain information…

Child Tax Credit: IRS to open portals on July 1; checks will begin July 15

The IRS will have two online child tax credit portals open by July 1. That’s where you’ll change your status and more. The child tax credit payments are coming — the good news is 88% of American families will qualify for at least some money. However, to make sure you get the right amount (and to make sure you’re not overpaid),…

Recovery Rebate Credit

What is the Recovery Rebate Credit? You can claim your missing stimulus payment with the Recovery Rebate Credit. The IRS introduced the Recovery Rebate Credit for eligible taxpayers who did not receive the first or second stimulus payment. This credit was authorized for COVID-19 assistance under the CARES Act. It is an advanced payment that…

What is the Premium Tax Credit

Health insurance can be pricey. Luckily, you can get a refundable tax credit just for purchasing health insurance through the Marketplace. Keep reading to find out how you qualify. What is the Premium Tax Credit (PTC)? First, individuals and families with low to moderate-income homes can receive a refundable credit (meaning you can receive a…

Tax Refund Timing for Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit Filers

Taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit may experience a refund hold. According to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, the IRS cannot issue these refunds before mid-February. The IRS expects the first EITC/ACTC related refunds to be available in taxpayer bank accounts or on debit…

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