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

Half the total credit amount will be paid in advance monthly payments and you will claim the other half when you file your 2021 income tax return. We’ll issue the first advance payment on July 15, 2021. For a full schedule of payments, see If I’m eligible to receive advance Child Tax Credit payments, when will I start receiving payments?

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 enrolled for advance payments
  • Unenroll from advance payments
  • Update your bank account and mailing address
  • Update your modified adjusted gross income if it changed in 2021
  • View your payments

In the coming weeks you will be able to make other updates that affect your payment.

Joint filers: If you filed jointly on your most recent federal tax return, and you:

  • Unenroll from receiving payments – Your updates will only affect your, and not your spouse’s, advance payments
  • Update your joint modified adjusted gross income – Your updates will affect your spouse’s advance payments if they’re still enrolled in receiving payments.

What You Need

 If you don’t have an existing IRS username or ID.me 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 IRS.gov/formcomments. You can also send your comments to the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Forms and Publications, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6526, Washington, DC 20224.