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Where’s my September child tax credit payment? September’s payments are late, here’s why

Child tax credits are sent to families around the 15th of every month, unless there is some other issue. This month’s is late.

July and August, the first two months, were on time for most families but many families haven’t seen the check for September.

If families got their checks in July and August, the issue has nothing to do with their eligibility to receive the $300 per month for children under 5 and $250 per month for children 6-17.


Why is September’s child tax credit payment late?

This month, the IRS has acknowledged the issue and has released a statement.

“This week, the IRS successfully delivered a third monthly round of approximately 35 million child tax credits with a total value of about 15 billion dollars,” the IRS said. “We are aware of instances where some individuals have not yet received their September payments, although they received payments in July and August. These individuals may not yet be able to receive a current status on the IRS.gov Update Portal. The IRS is currently looking into this situation, and we will share more information as soon as possible.”

Commenters on Twitter have expressed frustration over the tardiness of the payment, one commenter saying they had planned their bills around the payment for the 15th.



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