IRS Plans Events to Sign Up Families for Child Tax Credit Funds

July 21, 2021, 4:31 PM

The IRS announced Wednesday that it will hold a string of events this weekend to help eligible families register for the Child Tax Credit advance payments.

Sessions will be held July 23 and 24 in cities including Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, and Oklahoma City, the IRS said. The sessions come as the IRS sent out its first round of monthly Child Tax Credit advance payments last week, a new effort that the Biden administration has said could greatly reduce child poverty.

  • Help will be available for eligible families who didn’t file a 2020 tax return, the IRS said.
  • Individuals planning to attend the events should come prepared with Social Security or Tax Identification numbers for them and their children, a mailing address, an email address, and their bank account information.
  • The sessions come amid confusion surrounding the rollout of the credit. Some features of the IRS Child Tax Credit system won’t be available until this fall, and some families have been receiving payments even though they aren’t eligible.
  • Child Tax Credit payments accidentally sent to families who aren’t eligible can be returned, the IRS said Tuesday.

To contact the reporter on this story: Isabelle Sarraf at isarraf@bloombergindustry.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Patrick Ambrosio at pambrosio@bloombergtax.com; Colleen Murphy at cmurphy@bloombergtax.com

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