IRS updates 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments Frequently Asked Questions

IR-2021-218, November 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently-asked-questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments to describe how taxpayers can now provide the IRS an estimate of your 2021 income using the Child Tax Credit Update Portal (CTC UP).

These FAQs update PDF the Advance Child Tax Credit Topic A FAQs by adding a new question, question 17 and Topic F FAQs by adding new questions, questions 2 through 6.

These FAQs are being issued to provide general information to taxpayers and tax professionals as expeditiously as possible.

More information about reliance is available.

Additional Advance Child Tax Credit information

The IRS has created a special Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 page designed to provide the most up-to-date information about the credit and the advance payments. It's at IRS.gov/childtaxcredit2021.

The IRS encourages partners and community groups to share information and use available online tools and toolkits to help non-filers, low-income families and other underserved groups sign up. People can check their eligibility by using the Advance Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant.

The webpage features a set of frequently asked questions. It also provides direct links to the portal, as well as two other online tools – the Non-filer Sign up Tool and the Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant – and other useful resources.

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