The Treasury Department and the IRS unveiled an online tool to register for monthly Child Tax Credit payments and missing stimulus checks. Who can use it?
This week a new online tool was released to help people register to receive monthly Child Tax Credit payments and missing stimulus checks. For whom is it available?
The Non-filer Sign-up tool, launched this week, is an online tool designed to help eligible families who don't normally file tax returns register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit payments, scheduled to begin July 15.
This tool is an update of last year's IRS Non-filers tool and may also be used to help eligible individuals who don't normally file income tax returns register for the $1,400 third round of stimulus checks and claim the Recovery Rebate Credit for any amount of the first two rounds of EIPs they haven’t received.
According to the IRS website, the new online tool provides a free and easy way for eligible people who don't make enough income to have an income tax return-filing obligation to provide the IRS the basic information needed to figure and issue their Advance Child Tax Credit payments.
"We have been working hard to begin delivering the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit to millions of families with children in July," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.
"This new tool will help more people easily gain access to this important credit as well as help people who don't normally file a tax return obtain an Economic Impact Payment. We encourage people to review the details about this important new effort," he added.
The Non-filer Sign-up tool is for people who did not file a tax return for 2019 or 2020 and who did not use the IRS Non-filers tool last year to register for stimulus checks. The tool is designed for them to provide required information about themselves, their qualifying children age 17 and under, their other dependents, and their direct deposit bank information so the IRS can quickly and easily deposit the payments.
Eligible families who already filed or plan to file 2019 or 2020 income tax returns should not use this tool.