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Numerous changes occurred in the tax realm last year as a result of stimulus payments. Economic impact payments and child tax credits were used to accomplish this.
The IRS just issued an update on claiming child tax credit funds.
For the 2021 tax year, the child tax credit was altered in a variety of ways.
Explanation of stimulus funds for children’s tax credits
The child tax credit is ordinarily worth $2,000 but was increased to $3,600 for children under the age of six and $3,000 for children aged six to seventeen last year.
Between July and December 2021, individuals claimed the first half of the tax credit in monthly installments.
The second share is tax-deductible in 2022 on their 2021 taxes.
This means that even if you are not required to submit taxes on a regular basis, you must do so in order to receive the remainder of your credit.
Some individuals have access to checks worth up to $1,400.
The IRS has provided some guidance on the stimulus CTC.
How to obtain credit:
- They have not reached the age of 18 by January 1, 2022.
- So long as they are the taxpayer’s kid, foster child, sibling, step-sibling, half-sibling, or descendant
- They were unable to fund even half of their own assistance.
- They spent more than half of the year with the taxpayer.
- Therefore, as long as they are claimed as a dependent
- The child is a citizen, national, or resident alien of the United States.