Your 2021 Tax Return: Reconcile Child Tax Credit Payments If you got advance payments of the Child Tax Credit, find how to reconcile the payments on your 2021 federal tax return. Tools Get Your Tax Information for FAFSA Check Your Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Eligibility Missed the deadline? Don’t lose your refund by not filing, even if it’s after the filing deadline. If you requested an extension, you have until October 17 to timely file your 2021 tax return. Special extensions apply to some disaster victims. If you still need to file: Make sure you claim the tax benefits you’re due with IRS Free File. Get the full amount of the Child Tax Credit. Reconcile the advance payments of the Child Tax Credits you received in 2021. Missing stimulus payments for you or our family members? Find if you’re eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit, especially if you welcomed a new child or dependent family member in 2021. Claiming Dependents and Filing Status Determine your filing status with the Interactive Tax Assistant Find out if you can claim a child or relative as a dependent with the Interactive Tax Assistant Form 8332, Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent Dependents, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information, Publication 501 Read our publication about the tax rules Divorce and Non-Custodial, Separated, or Never Married Parents, Publication 1819PDF Tax Credits Parents can claim certain tax credits or deductions depending on their filing status Reconcile advance payments of the Child Tax Credit Find details about the Child and Dependent Care Credit and FAQs How to determine the Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents Does my child/dependent qualify for the Child Tax Credit or the Credit for Other Dependents? Find out if you qualify for the Adoption Credit Gift tax: How it applies to the transfer of property Education Tax Benefits Find tax benefits for education Get tax information for students Am I eligible to claim an education credit? Find out if all or part of a scholarship or grant is tax free Children’s Income Find tax rules and forms to report income earned by a child or dependent Form 8615, Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income Form 8814, Parents’ Election to Report Child’s Interest and Dividends Life Events Learn how life events can affect the tax you owe and your refund. Find out if child support and alimony payments are taxable income Find out about tax rules that apply if you're divorced Find how to file estate taxes or on behalf of a deceased taxpayer Make sure the right amount is withheld from your pay with the Tax Withholding Estimator Family Caregivers and Household Employees Find if you need to pay federal employment tax for a family caregiver, babysitter, nanny, or housekeeper with the Household Employer's Tax Guide.