Important changes to the Child Tax Credit helped many families get advance payments of the Child Tax Credit starting in the summer of 2021.

Half the total credit amount was paid in advance monthly payments and you will claim the other half when you file your 2021 income tax return. We issued the first advance payment on July 15, 2021.

If you don't have a bank account for direct deposit, see Don't have a bank account?

How It Works

Use this tool to:

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


What You Need

 If you don’t have an existing IRS username or account, have your photo identification ready.

Paperwork Reduction Act Notice
We ask for the information on this portal to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. You are required to give us the information. We need it to ensure that you are complying with these laws and to allow us to figure and distribute the right payment amount of the advanced child tax credit.

You are not required to provide the information requested on this portal that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the portal displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to this portal must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by section 6103.

The time needed to complete and update this portal will vary depending on individual circumstances. The estimated burden for individual taxpayers updating this portal is approved under OMB control number 1545-0074 and is included in the estimates shown in the instructions for their individual income tax return.

If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these time estimates or suggestions for this portal, we would be happy to hear from you. You can send us comments through You can also send your comments to the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Forms and Publications, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6526, Washington, DC 20224.