2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments — Topic L: Assisting Individuals to Enroll for Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

A1. Yes. You may assist another person, such as a friend or family member or through a volunteer tax return preparation service like VITA or TCE, as long as you have that individual’s permission. You may provide them assistance by helping them understand how to use the Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool or inputting their information into the tool for them. Do not complete the Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool without an individual’s direct participation because the tool requires the individual to declare that the information entered is true, correct, and complete and enter his or her own signature. 

If you are in the business of preparing tax returns for other people, you must follow the rules governing the disclosure or use of tax return information provided in sections 6713 and 7216 of the Code. Visit Section 7216 Information Center for more information.