When Will You Get Your November Payment? – CBS Seattle

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(CBS Baltimore) – The fifth payment of child tax credit from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be due next Monday. But many parents want to know when exactly the money will be deposited into their bank account. Last month’s checks arrived on the morning of October 15 for those with direct deposit or shortly after for those who had received them in the mail. Payment for that month will be paid on Monday November 15th. The prepayments will continue next month thanks to the American rescue plan passed in March 2021. While another economic review seems unlikely at this point, Democratic lawmakers are trying to extend the upfront tax credit for children through 2025.

Families can use the child tax credit as they see fit. That means the extra $ 250 or $ 300 per child can be used for basic necessities like food or rent. It can also be spent on school supplies or a new computer in case COVID pushes students back to distance learning. Other households can use the money for piano lessons, daycare or even diapers. Regardless of this, the money comes at a time when much of the other pandemic aid – most recently the additional unemployment insurance – has ended. Knowing about additional income enables a degree of security and flexibility in a world full of surprises.

How much should your check be?

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The IRS pays a total of $ 3,600 per child to parents of children under the age of five. That drops to $ 3,000 for every child ages six to 17. Half of the total will be paid as a six month payment and half as a 2021 tax credit. For example, the parents of a younger child will receive $ 300 each month through December and the parents of an older child will receive $ 250 each month. The IRS has also made a one-time payment of $ 500 for dependents aged 18 and over or full-time students up to the age of 24.

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The updated Child Tax Credit is based on the parents’ Modified Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) as reflected on their 2020 tax return. (AGI is the sum of wages, interest, dividends, alimony, pension distributions, and other sources of income minus certain deductions such as interest on student loans, alimony, and pension contributions.) $ 1,000 annual income over $ 75,000 for an individual and over $ 150,000 for a married couple. The service is fully refundable, ie it is independent of the current tax burden on the recipient. Eligible families receive the full amount regardless of what tax they owe. The number of relatives who are entitled to benefits is not limited.

For example, suppose a married couple have a three-year-old and a seven-year-old and have a combined annual income of $ 120,000 on their taxes in 2020. The IRS sends them $ 550 a month. That’s $ 300 per month ($ 3,600 / 12) for the younger child and $ 250 per month ($ 3,000 / 12) for the older child. These payments run through December. The couple would then receive the balance of $ 3,300 – $ 1,800 (300 x 6) for the younger child and $ 1,500 (250 x 6) for the older child – as part of their 2021 tax refund.

Parents of a child who outgrows an age group receive the lower amount. That said, if a five-year-old turns six in 2021, parents will receive a total of $ 3,000 in credit for the year, not $ 3,600. Likewise, if a 17-year-old turns 18 in 2021, parents will receive $ 500 instead of $ 3,000.

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An income increase above $ 75,000 ($ 150,000) in 2021 could lower a household’s child tax credit. The IRS has confirmed that it will soon allow applicants to adjust their income and custody information online, thereby reducing their payments. Otherwise, the tax burden could increase or the tax refund decreased once taxes are filed for 2021.

The prerequisite is that the dependent belongs to the household for at least half of the year and at least half is supported by the taxpayer. A taxpayer who earns over $ 95,000 ($ 170,000) – whose credit expires completely – is not eligible for the extended credit. But they can still claim the existing $ 2,000 per child balance.

How do you make changes for future payments?

The IRS has three different tools to help recipients and prospective recipients update their stored information, register, and verify eligibility.

Child tax credit update portal

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The Child Tax Credit Update Portal enables users to ensure that they are registered to receive advance payments. It also allows recipients to opt out of prepayments in favor of a one-time credit when filing their 2021 taxes. The deadline for the next payment was November 1st. The final opt-out period for the final future payment of the current version of the Child Tax Advances is November 29th.

The tool also allows users to add or change direct deposit bank account information, view their payment history, update their mailing address, and change their gross adjusted income. Users will soon also be able to customize dependent information.

To access this portal, users must have an IRS username or ID.me account. ID.me is a login service used by various government agencies including the IRS, Social Security Administration, and the Treasury Department to authenticate users. Users must have valid photo ID to create an account.

Child tax credit registration tool

The child tax credit filing tool for non-filers is designed to help parents of children born before 2021 who typically do not file taxes but are eligible for child tax credit prepayments. That means parents who haven’t filed their 2020 taxes are not required to file and don’t plan on filing. (Parents who have identified their loved ones on their 2019 tax returns should not use this tool.)

Users enter their personal information, including name, mailing address, email address, date of birth, relevant social security numbers, bank account information, and identity protection PIN. The IRS will use the information to verify eligibility and, once confirmed, will start paying. The IRS and experts recommend using the tool on a desktop or laptop computer rather than a mobile device.

Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant

Parents can use the Child Tax Credit Eligibility Wizard to see if they are eligible for child tax credit advance payments. Users will need a copy of their 2020 tax return or, if not, their 2019 tax return. It is also okay to estimate income and expenses for the relevant tax year, although the result may not be accurate. The wizard asks several questions to determine eligibility, but does not ask for sensitive information. No entries are recorded.

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Originally published Friday, August 6 at 5:01 p.m. ET.

Child Tax Credit: When Will You Get Your November Payment?