Families with kids under the age of 18 in 2021 are entitled to receive up to $8,000 for one kid and $16,000 for many children in unique new government money. Transportation, housekeeping, babysitters, before and after school programs, and day camps and daycare, are all examples of qualifying expenditures.
They may also be used to care for children with disabilities. In addition, families could claim $6,000 for two or more kids in the past. It is part of a government payout worth $300 per kid that began rolling out in November after millions of families received stimulus payments worth $300 each child.
4MILLION ELIGIBLE CHILDREN MISSING OUT
According to a new study from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), the IRS disbursed child tax credit payments for 59.3 million children in July. There remain, however, about four million eligible kids who are not receiving these automatic payments.
In most situations, this problem arises because parents have not filed a tax return in at least the previous two years and have not registered with the IRS.
According to a report, about 2.3 million children currently enrolled in a health insurance program (including CHIP and Medicaid) whose status has not been included on prior tax returns, and 1.6 million children born in 2021 with Medicaid coverage are missing out.
To be eligible for advance payments of the Child Tax Credit, you must fulfill specific criteria set forth by the IRS.
According to their website:
- You’ve already completed a 2019 or 2020 tax return and claimed the Child Tax Credit.
- Collect your information now to get the Economic Impact Payment from the Non-Filers in 2020.
- Filed a joint return with a spouse who lived in the United States for more than half the year (the 50 states and the District of Columbia) or resided in a primary home in the United States for more than half the year.
- A qualifying child aged 18 by the end of 2021 and has a current valid Social Security number may apply.
- Under the given income levels.
FAMILIES WITH NEWBORNS QUALIFY
According to KOMO-TV, a Seattle, Washington ABC affiliate, some couples didn’t accept a newborn until after the Plan was enacted and have subsequently added a new dependent to the family in 2021. According to KOMO-TV, a Seattle, Washington ABC affiliate, those parents will be able to claim the additional $1,400 payment.
Although families who were expecting a baby when the Plan was implemented but have not yet had their kid will not be forgotten, they should not anticipate a check any time soon.
Instead, parents must notify the IRS when they submit their 2021 tax returns to disclose the new dependent to the government.
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