Oct. 15 deadline for Child Tax Credit

A graphic provided by the IRS listing web address for Child Tax Credit information

The Advance Child Tax Credit could provide up to $1800 in financial assistance, per child, to qualifying families.

The credit is distributed automatically based on a 2019 or 2020 tax returns. However, even residents who did not file a tax return are eligible, according to the IRS. 

To assist with the process, the IRS developed a Non-Filer Sign-up Tool that is available in English, Spanish and six other languages. The page explains the requirements and allows residents to submit information to determine eligibilty according to the Child Tax Credit law. If elidible, families will receive monthly disbursements through December.

This tool may also be used to help people get the third round of Economic Impact Payments which aims to provide relief to struggling families.

The tool expires Oct. 15.

For more information, head to the IRS Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 page.