Americans have struggled during the pandemic, especially people with kids. The Child Tax Credit is here to help.

It is not too late to sign up for Child Tax Credit payments.

Most families are already signed up! If you’ve filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020, or if you signed up with the Non-Filer tool last year to receive a stimulus check from the Internal Revenue Service, you will get the monthly Child Tax Credit automatically. You do not need to sign up or take any action.

If you aren’t already signed up, you can still sign up to get the Child Tax Credit. You won’t lose your benefits if you do. These payments do not count as income for any family.  So, signing up won’t affect your eligibility for other federal benefits like SNAP and WIC.

You are also eligible to apply for the Recovery Rebate Credit, also known as stimulus payments, as part of this process.

If you have at least one qualifying child and earned less than $24,800 as a married couple, $18,650 as a Head of Household, or $12,400 as a single filer, you can use the IRS Non-filer Sign-up Tool to get the Child Tax Credit and receive missing stimulus payments.

Here’s a list of things you will need to complete the process.

  • Social Security Social Security numbers for your children and Social Security Numbers (or ITIN) for you and your spouse
  • A reliable mailing address
  • E-mail address
  • Your bank account information (if you want to receive your payment by direct deposit).

Frequently Asked Questions about the Child Tax Credit for Non-Filers

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