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Tech Troubles Persist for Advance Child Tax Credit Tools (1)

Aug. 13, 2021, 8:46 AMUpdated: Aug. 13, 2021, 3:08 PM

The IRS has made strides in building out technology that allows people to manage their advance child tax credit payments, but some key features remain unavailable with the second round of monthly payments slated to go out on Friday.

The March pandemic relief law (Public Law 117-2) expanded the child tax credit for 2021 and directed the IRS to issue periodic advance payments over the second half of the year. IRS and Treasury announced Friday that the second batch of payments will go to 36 million families, who on average will receive $428.

Ahead of the launch ...