Beginning next month, two online portals will be made available by the IRS to assist with the rollout of child tax credits. One of the portals allows families to decline the prepaid monthly payments if they prefer to receive one lump sum in 2022. Another portal is for, and allow parents to notify the tax authorities of any change in circumstances, such as the number of dependents.
We’ll update this story as the IRS releases more information, but here’s what we know so far. We can also propose something, give you details on how you might do that and tell you how to claim .
What are the Online IRS Child Tax Reduction Portals for?
At this point, we know that the upcoming IRS portals will help parents make the necessary changes:
- The main portal is used to: from receiving the monthly child tax credit payments – this is for those who prefer to receive one large payment next year rather than partial payments through December.
- The other portal is for families who: . This helps ensure that their information is up-to-date, even if they have new dependents.
When to access the two IRS portals?
The IRS has set an open deadline of July 1, although we don’t have an exact date yet — the portals may come online sooner. The IRS simultaneously processes tens of millions of tax returns, which can affect the timeline as it organizes the child tax credit program.
Decline Monthly Payments Through the IRS Portals
The main portal lets youmonthly child benefit payments. What does that mean? It means that instead of receiving monthly payments of, say, $300 for your 4-year-old, you can wait until you file your 2021 taxes in 2022 to receive the $3,600 lump sum.
You may also opt out because you expect your circumstances to change and you do not want to update your information in the portal.
How households that do not file a tax return can use the portals
The IRS opens a second portal for people. This child tax credit portal allows this group to provide the IRS with updated information, including the number and ages of their eligible dependent children.
The portal is expected to allow tax-non-filers to submit a simplified electronic form to the IRS to ensure eligibility. This group would include people who do not have bank accounts, as well as the homeless population.
Other useful things about the Child Tax Reduction Portals
Families of taxpayers can make changes to all living conditions since they last filed their tax returns, such as aand . For example, if you’re going to make less money this year, you’ll want to notify the IRS of those changes so that you .
if you had or, it is important to notify the IRS so that you can receive your payment for up to $3,600 for that child. The same applies if you have adopted a child or if you have a new dependent child since your last tax return.
If you have been granted full custody of your child, you will also be the parent who will receive the money for your child. note thatnot all receive compensation. This is important for survivors of domestic violence, according to comments made during an IRS surveillance hearing by Nina Olson, executive director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights. “That change of circumstances portal should allow them to enter their change in marital status and also where the children are.”
Helping families without a fixed address
At this time, the IRS is urging people to share information about the child tax credit with those who do not have permanent addresses. By doing this, you help ensure that eligible people receive the payments they qualify for. You can share the information about the portals with them so that they know the programs to help them file tax returns.
IRS online portal details to be determined
There are many details that are still unclear about the IRS child tax credit portals, including:
- The exact date when the portals will be available to families.
- How the portals work for families updating their information.
- How families will differentiate between the two portals.
- The process of opting out of the monthly payments.
For more details on the 2021 child tax credit, here is:you can expect. Also here is and for the payments.