Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

IRS unveils new tool for Child Tax Credit payments registry

The tool is also designed to help those who don't normally file income tax returns register for the $1,400 third round of Economic Impact Payments

The IRS and Treasury Department have unveiled an online tool designed to help eligible and low-income families who don’t normally file tax returns register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit payments, scheduled to begin July 15.

The tool, an update of last year’s IRS Non-filers tool, is also designed to help those who don’t normally file income tax returns register for the $1,400 third round of Economic Impact Payments and claim the Recovery Rebate Credit for any amount of the first two rounds of Economic Impact Payments they may have missed.

Developed in partnership with Intuit and delivered through the Free File Alliance, it provides a “free and easy way” for eligible people who don’t make enough income to have an income tax return-filing obligation to provide the IRS with basic information to figure and issue their Advance Child Tax Credit payments. 

According to the IRS, these are often individuals and families who receive little or no income, including those experiencing homelessness and other underserved groups. 

IRS commissioner Chuck Rettig said: “We have been working hard to begin delivering the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit to millions of families with children in July. 

“This new tool will help more people easily gain access to this important credit as well as help people who don’t normally file a tax return obtain an Economic Impact Payment. We encourage people to review the details about this important new effort.”

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