Important changes to the Child Tax Credit helped many families get advance payments of the credit:

  • Half the total credit amount was paid in advance monthly payments in 2021. See the payment date schedule.
  • You claim the other half when you file your 2021 income tax return.

Advance payments were sent automatically to eligible people.


Who Qualifies for Advance Payments

To qualify for advance payments of the Child Tax Credit, you (and your spouse, if you filed a joint return) must have:

  • Filed a 2019 or 2020 tax return and claimed the Child Tax Credit on the return or
  • Given us your information in 2020 to receive the Economic Impact Payment with the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool or
  • Given us your information in 2021 with the Non-Filer: Submit Your Information tool; and
  • Lived in a main home in the United States for more than half the year (the 50 states and the District of Columbia) or filed a joint return with a spouse who has a main home in the United States for more than half the year; and
  • A qualifying child who is under age 18 at the end of 2021 and who has a valid Social Security number; and
  • Made less than certain income limits.

View Payments

Use this tool to:

  • Check if you’re eligible for advance payments
  • View your bank account and mailing address
  • View your payments

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Check If You're Eligible

Check if you may qualify for advance payments.

Use the Eligibility Assistant