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Advance Child Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit Tools
Advance Child Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit Tools |
Posted on 11/03/2021
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Clayton County Public Schools is pleased to share the following information related to a benefit from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The IRS has created a special Advance Child Tax Credit 2021 webpage designed to provide the most up-to-date information about the credit and the advance payments. The information in available in: 

The webpage features a set of frequently asked questions and other useful resources. It also provides direct links to the Child Tax Credit Update Portal; the Non-filer Sign up Tool and the Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant. 

Child Tax Credit Update Portal – Manage Payments

Use this tool to:

  • Check if you’re enrolled for advance payments
  • Unenroll from advance payments
  • Update your bank account and mailing address
  • Update your modified adjusted gross income if it changed in 2021 (New feature)
  • View your payments 

Please enter your updates using the Child Tax Credit Update Portal by November 29, 2021,11:59 PM Eastern Time, to update your December 15 advance payment. Once the update is made, the IRS will adjust the remaining payment amount to ensure people receive the total advance payment for the year.

The new income feature can help families make sure they are getting the right amount of advance Child Tax Credit payments during 2021. For that reason, it will be especially useful to any family who wants to raise or lower their monthly payments because their 2021 income has risen or fallen substantially, compared to 2020. The IRS will adjust the payment amount to reflect these changes and ensure people receive their total advance payment for the year of up to $1,800 for each child under age 6 and up to $1,500 for each child ages 6 through 17. 

To help families plan ahead, the IRS announced that in late November it will launch a new Spanish-language version of the Child Tax Credit Update Portal. 

  • Non-filer Sign-Up - Submit Your Information

The Whitehouse Administration collaborated with a non-profit who has created a non-filer sign-up tool that is easy to use on a mobile phone that is available in English and Spanish.

 It's not too late for low-income families to sign up for advance Child Tax Credit payments. The IRS urges any family not already receiving payments who normally isn't required to file a tax return to explore the tools available through These tools can help determine eligibility for the advance Child Tax Credit or help them file a simplified tax return to sign up for these payments as well as Economic Impact Payments and the Recovery Rebate Credit.

The deadline to sign up using the non-filer sign-up tool is November 15, 2021. People can get these benefits, even if they don't work and even if they receive no income. Families who sign up will normally receive half of their total Child Tax Credit on December 15. This means a payment of up to $1,800 for each child, under 6, and up to $1,500 for each child, ages 6 to 17.

  • Advance Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant – Check If You’re Eligible

Use the assistant to check if you might be eligible for advance payments of the Child Tax Credit. This tool is available in English and Spanish.

  • Get ready to file next year

Early in 2022, families will receive Letter 6419 documenting any advance payments issued to them during 2021 and the number of qualifying children used to calculate the advance payments. This letter can help them accurately reconcile the advance CTC payments they have received and claim any remaining portion of the CTC when completing their 2021 federal income tax return next year.