Advanced Child Tax Credit Recipients: the IRS Will Send a Letter

Prior to the epidemic, parents with children under the age of 17 earned a tax credit of up to $2,000 per kid, depending on their annual gross income and the age of their children.

To assist parents in coping with economic hardship caused by the epidemic, the American Rescue Plan, established in March 2021, provided an advance on their child tax credit to low- to moderate-income parents. Parents received Advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments via direct deposit if their checking account information used to submit taxes was current.

Letter 6419 has important CTC payment information you need to file taxes

​​The IRS is mailing explanatory tax letters to all recipients of Advance CTC Payments. What you need to know is as follows.

The IRS will send you Letter 6419 detailing the overall amount of advance CTC payments you received in 2021, as well as the specific time period during which you received payments.

Additionally, you can determine the total amount of CTC payments you got in 2021 by visiting the IRS’s Child Tax Credit Update Portal.

You’ll need Letter 6475 to file your taxes if you received a third round of stimulus checks in 2021

The third set of Economic Impact Installments, or stimulus cheques as they are more frequently referred to, were actually advance payments of the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit. Apart from receiving a one-time payment of up to $1,400 for individuals and $2,800 for married couples, certain individuals may have additionally received plus-up payments based on their income level.

If you received a third batch of stimulus payments in 2021, you will need IRS Letter 6475 to file your taxes this year. Letter 6475 contains information regarding the amount of money you got in 2021 from the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.

If you were qualified for a third round of stimulus checks but did not get one, you may be able to recover your payment by claiming a 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit. Letter 6475 will inform you of the amount of Recovery Rebate Credit you are able to claim on your tax return.

If the information contained in Letter 6419, the Child Tax Credit Update Portal, or Letter 6475 has mistakes or discrepancies regarding the payments you received, contact IRS customer support at 800-829-1040 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. local time.

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